pro·​sciut·​to | \ prō-ˈshü-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce prosciutto (audio) \
plural prosciutti\ prō-​ˈshü-​(ˌ)tē How to pronounce prosciutti (audio) \ or prosciuttos

Definition of prosciutto

: dry-cured salted Italian ham usually sliced thin

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Sip on your complimentary mimosa while deciding on crab, lobster, smoked salmon, prosciutto, short ribs or spinach and artichoke Benedict. Claire Perez,, "Sage French Café demystifies crispy duck," 7 June 2019 The meal usually starts with a few antipasti — maybe melon and prosciutto or figs and mascarpone; some good tomatoes with spicy garden basil and glugs of thick green olive oil, unsalted bread. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Use leftover salmon for this fresh pasta with currants and fried capers," 6 June 2019 Today's recipe pairs recipes asparagus with peas and crispy prosciutto. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Asparagus still rolling in — so many reasons to love it," 10 June 2018 Serve eggs with slices of prosciutto and butter-poached potatoes alongside. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Way You’ll Be Making Scrambled Eggs From Now On," 11 Jan. 2019 Prepared according to Naples' standards, expect toppings such as prosciutto di parma, Schreiner's Fine Sausage, Gaeta olives and caramelized onion. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 15 things to do in Glendale," 18 Feb. 2015 Complimentary prosciutto and wine is up for grabs anytime of day, not to mention hiking trails right behind the property and an entire floor dedicated to saunas. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists," 11 May 2018 The meat lovers salami and prosciutto Wise Guy pie gets dotted with housemade ’nduja bacon jam, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese imported from Italy and Calabrian chili oil. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liz Biro picks the top 5 pizzas in Central Indiana," 7 Feb. 2018 Pack prosciutto slices and cantaloupe chunks for antipasto power bites. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "Recharge your day with help from Martha | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of prosciutto

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosciutto

Italian, alteration of presciutto, from pre- (from Latin prae- pre-) + asciutto dried out, from Latin exsuctus, from past participle of exsugere to suck out, from ex- + sugere to suck — more at suck

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