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Pancetta, does it get any betta?

ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,713
edited 1:25AM in EggHead Forum
I am a lucky guy, I come home a little early from work and my wife tells me to fire up the egg, she has a surprise, so I fire it up, & she hands me shrimp wrapped in garden sage & pancetta drizzled in olive oil:


So I fire it up:


& serve it with homemade rice balls & three tomato/basil salad:


sorry, this one is a little blurry

happy in the hut
West Chester Pennsylvania


  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Looks great man :woohoo: It's much easier to take pics when the dome stays up huh? :laugh: Glad you got it fixed :woohoo:
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Nice looking, I prefer Pancetta or Proscuitto over bacon any day.

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    You better treat that gal with TLC.You are a lucky man.I agree with both you and Mike on Pancetta and Proscuitto as it will crisp up well without having to pre cook it like like bacon.
  • Ike WittIke Witt Posts: 195
    Nice lookin zip. What temp and time ?

  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,713
    Raised grid, between 350-400, about 10 minutes, adjusted for a few sips of wine :lol:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,713
    You got that right. And after viewing your setup, I have been inspired, however, I am working with limited space in the current egg-zone. Of course, I have all that room in the back yard to build whatever, but most of that area is currently in constant use as a wiffleball/baseball/football/soccer run-around-like-a-freak-ball field for the boy & his buds, so for the time being I am trying to keep it to the patio:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I hear ya Zippy.That run-around-like-a freak-ball is my son's favorite game :lol: It looks like you have more patio space than I have deckspace though.I think you could pile a few more eggs in there :whistle: ;)
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,713
    As a pure matter of measurement, I agree, however, see that broken down table & the 4 green chairs that are all cracked from being blasted by a rock-hard football(from their secondary use placed side-by-side as an end zone for mid-winter field goal practice), during the spring, summer & fall I feel need for the table to hold my beverage & one of the chairs to hold my *** while I sit, consume, listen to music, entertain whoever is in the other 3 chairs & gaze at the egg in action - life is good :lol:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Yea,I understand ;) Like I said earlier,I got as many eggs as I have chairs :blush: I need more deckspace.Maybe someday soon :whistle:
  • CecilCecil Posts: 771
    Not only does that food look awesome, but pancetta/betta- you rock!

    (sorry, I know sarcasm doesn't translate well in print) :)

    Great job!

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Looks great!! Tell me more about the rice balls! :woohoo:
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,713
    Combine 2 cups of cooked short grain rice, 4 eggs, & 2 cups pecorino for the basic recipe, this can be rolled into golf-ball sized balls, dredged in flour, eggwash & breadcrumbs & fried for a simple appetizer, or you can add anything else that comes to mind. Traditionally they include peas & some kind of meat, chooped. The ones here are much larger & a tomato/meat ragu was added to the center by rolling the ball, making a well, adding the ragu then sealing... they are great at room temperature so they can be made in advance - give'm a try ;)
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
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