pancetta

noun
pan·​cet·​ta | \ (ˌ)pan-ˈche-tə How to pronounce pancetta (audio) \

Definition of pancetta

: unsmoked bacon used especially in Italian cuisine

Examples of pancetta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menu includes slow roasted turkey breast, turkey leg porchetta, cornbread/oyster stuffing (also available without oysters), roasted Brussels sprouts and cippolini onions with pancetta, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Dozens of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving meals to-go," 21 Nov. 2020 Those sides often come with fun flourishes, like the pancetta, hazelnuts and preserved lemon tossed with the sprouts. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "15 Bay Area restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals prime for smaller gatherings," 9 Nov. 2020 Add pancetta to pan; cook and stir until golden, about 2 minutes (slightly longer if using bacon). Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Fall pastas come together easily when you cook the veggies ahead," 7 Oct. 2020 Sprinkle with pancetta, toss and serve topped with herbs and red onion. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Fall pastas come together easily when you cook the veggies ahead," 7 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large pot of salted, boiling water until al dente, then drain and add to the pancetta. cleveland, "‘Visit’ Rome via a staycation of recipes and cooking lessons," 24 June 2020 Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the pancetta and garlic, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the garlic turns brown. cleveland, "‘Visit’ Rome via a staycation of recipes and cooking lessons," 24 June 2020 Fold in pancetta mixture, then lemon zest and juice. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lemony Carbonara With Peas," 20 Feb. 2020 Continue to cook the pancetta for another 5 minutes. cleveland, "‘Visit’ Rome via a staycation of recipes and cooking lessons," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of pancetta

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pancetta

Italian, from diminutive of pancia belly, paunch, from Latin pantic-, pantex

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The first known use of pancetta was in 1841

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29 Nov 2020

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“Pancetta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pancetta. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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pancetta

noun
How to pronounce pancetta (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pancetta

: a kind of Italian bacon

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