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jmcrig
07-20-2011, 12:56 PM
Here are some pictures of the last batch of Pancetta I made.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2u7vhc0.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/f5d72f.jpg

Let it hang at room temperature for a week, sealed it up and refrigerated.

SmokyOkie
07-20-2011, 01:34 PM
What do you use for a cure?

Joneser
07-20-2011, 01:37 PM
:whathesaid:

Looks good, any finished pix?

Vermin99
07-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Room temp for a week???

jmcrig
07-20-2011, 01:47 PM
What do you use for a cure?

When I get home, I'll have to look. If memory serves me right, it was type 1. Made it about eight months ago.

jmcrig
07-20-2011, 01:51 PM
:whathesaid:

Looks good, any finished pix?

No, but it just gets a little darker. Pancetta isn't smoked, it's cured, but needs to be sliced and cooked(fried) like bacon.

Butt Lover's
07-20-2011, 04:13 PM
Very cool Mark!

jmcrig
07-20-2011, 06:34 PM
What do you use for a cure?

Sorry, had to get home and double check my recipe. It was pink salt.

Toast
07-20-2011, 07:21 PM
Thanks again for making me feel like the rookie that I am! :thumbs up:

Time for some more internet research. Great post.

WOW!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancetta

jmcrig
07-20-2011, 07:51 PM
Thanks again for making me feel like the rookie that I am! :thumbs up:

Time for some more internet research. Great post.

WOW!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancetta

Sorry, didn't mean to make you feel like a rookie. I've been around meat and livestock most of my 60 years, and Mr. Google is my best friend. Along with trial and error. :cool:

SmokyOkie
07-20-2011, 09:10 PM
Sorry, had to get home and double check my recipe. It was pink salt.

So the only ingredient in your cure was Prague #1? How much did you use and how long did you cure it before proceeding?

jmcrig
07-20-2011, 09:46 PM
So the only ingredient in your cure was Prague #1? How much did you use and how long did you cure it before proceeding?

It was two teaspoons per 5 pounds. You then cure in the refrigerator for seven days before rolling and hanging to dry. Later in the week I'll transcribe the whole process.