Pancetta keeps well and is very versatile. Once I started making it myself, it's become indispensable.
Bacon seems difficult to make since it needs to be smoked, so I challenged myself to make pancetta instead, which seems easier! After some trial and error, I created this recipe!
"Pichitto" absorbent sheets are amazing. I buy them online. I use a lot of dried thyme, oregano, and rosemary to make this. The aroma is really nice. Pancetta is great in soups and tomato dishes.
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