prosciutto

noun
pro·sciut·to | \ prō-ˈshü-(ˌ)tō \
plural prosciutti\prō-ˈshü-(ˌ)tē \ or prosciuttos

Definition of prosciutto 

: dry-cured salted Italian ham usually sliced thin

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Heritage Foods is an online butcher known for heirloom breeds: Think Red Wattle prosciutto or these mildly gamey Dorset Horn chops. Ashley Mason, Bon Appetit, "7 Online Butchers That Bring Quality Meat to Your Doorstep," 22 June 2018 Over at the pizza station, ingredients will include prosciutto and smoked salmon. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Universal Orlando's Aventura Hotel will include food hall inspired Urban Pantry," 29 June 2018 Lucky cantaloupe gets to kick it with ribbons of fancy prosciutto. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "You’re Gonna Try This Fruit Salad and You’re Gonna Love It," 21 June 2018 Try today's pizza topped with burrata, onions and prosciutto. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "You just might fall in love with creamy burrata cheese this summer," 17 June 2018 Place a slice of prosciutto on top, followed by 3 stalks of asparagus and a scant tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Easter brunch menu is equally special for any spring affair," 28 Mar. 2018 The muffuletta, made with prosciutto, capicola, shaved Parmesan, and olive salad, could easily be mistaken for an extra-spicy Italian combo. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Lowerline and Café Booqoo Translate Classics of New Orleans Cuisine," 28 June 2018 Place on top of each egg Take Iberico ham or thin prosciutto and make into roses by pinching them at the bottom to stay open on the plate. Veronica Hinke, chicagotribune.com, "Suburban Chicago chefs share plans for Easter-April Fools' Day fusion dining," 15 Mar. 2018 The pop-up will celebrate Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, home to such prized ingredients as prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano and aceto balsamico di Modena, in addition to countless fine wines. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Travel to Bologna at Eataly's latest pop-up," 15 May 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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