Definition of pancetta
: unsmoked bacon used especially in Italian cuisine
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Pasta + Fagioli was a hit, the spicy tomato broth thick with white beans and ditalini, studded with salty pancetta.
Hence: little gems with crispy pancetta and green Caesar dressing, flank steak with bean sprouts and kimchi-miso dressing.
Another simple yet delicious pasta dish is the spaghetti alla Carbonara ($17.95), a tangle of spindly pasta mingled with salty pieces of pancetta, Parmesan cheese, Italian parsley and a raw egg that gets folded in at the end.
In Paris, my go-to bistro dish was always a Lyonnaise salad — lettuce, pancetta, crispy potatoes, topped with a lightly poached egg.
Some of the adornments — like the duck egg and crispy strips of cured Mangalitsa pork belly on the pancetta pie — are from McGill’s Bainbridge Island farm.
Choose from their selection of red or white pizzas (or just get both) or customize your own using anything from burrata to Calabrian chili peppers to pancetta, and more.
Ready in less than an hour, this easy single-skillet dish translates the pizza concept into a mouthwatering chicken, pancetta, tomato and melty mozzarella dish, sans dough.
On a recent Saturday, Ms. Thelin spent the morning carefully blanching vegetables that would be seasoned with pancetta in a recipe Ms. Wolfert adapted from Michel Bras, a French chef whom Ms. Wolfert wrote about in 1987.
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Origin and Etymology of pancetta
Italian, from diminutive of pancia belly, paunch, from Latin pantic-, pantex
First Known Use: 1841See Words from the same year
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: a kind of Italian bacon
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