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Do you need to cook prosciutto?

There is no need to cook prosciutto. It is cured, dried and edible as purchased. You really shouldn't cook prosciutto, actually. Since it has been cured and dried there isn't much moisture left, just fat.

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Keeping this in view, can you eat prosciutto without cooking it?

According to, prosciutto is typically sliced thin and eaten without heating. It can be added to recipes, such as risotto or pesto, to infuse flavor but shouldn't be subjected to prolong heat. Too much cooking will destroy the texture and flavor.

Furthermore, how long does it take to cook prosciutto? about 15 minutes

Then, what is the best way to eat prosciutto?

The best way to eat prosciutto is out of the paper that the alimentari sliced it into. Or pair it with mozzarella di bufala or some slices of melon for a snack or as an appetiser. Another delicious way to eat prosciutto is between pieces of bread, a panino.

Why can you eat prosciutto raw?

Actually, there's all sorts of other meat that's eaten raw. In both cases, as well as Prosciutto, the meat is still prepared, it's just never heated. Salting, curing or otherwise preparing the meat is what makes it acceptable. The fundamental reason we avoid eating raw meat is the potential for health issues.

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