It's no secret that this salty, fatty, umami-packed cured pork is a sure thing on any charcuterie plate, but it's also unbelievably useful in a wide range of crowd-pleasing recipes: upgraded salads, last minute hors d'oeuvres, easy lunches and hangover-curing breakfasts, to name a few. Here, 12 of our favorite reasons to keep prosciutto on hand at all times.
1. Prosciutto-Wrapped Persimmons
For easy hors d’oeuvres, wrap prosciutto around persimmon wedges and roast them until the meat crisps and the fruit turns tender and sweet.
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2. White-Bean and Prosciutto Bruschetta
Strips of prosciutto top each toast and are topped in turn with a mound of creamy white beans and sprinkling of crisp red onion.