Want another quick & tasty variation on roasted broccoli with crispy salty pig bits?
Time to make Roasted Broccoli with Crispy Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar!
- 2 large bunches of broccoli, cut into florets (there should be enough to fill a large baking sheet in one layer)
- 4-5 slices thinly sliced prosciutto
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite fat
- 2 tablespoons of aged balsamic vinegar
- All of my recommended kitchen tools are listed here.
I preheated both the oven and toaster oven to 400F and arranged the florets on a large, foil-lined baking tray. I drizzled on the fat, seasoned with salt and pepper, and tossed the broccoli to combine.
I placed the tray in the oven and roasted the broccoli for 30-35 minutes (tossing the broccoli and turning the baking sheet halfway through the cooking time).
I took out the prosciutto…
…and put five slices in a single layer on a foil-lined tray.
I put the tray of prosciutto in the toaster oven for about 7-10 minutes. I flipped the slices halfway through the cooking time and removed them to a cooling rack when they were this close to being burned.
(If you don’t have a separate toaster oven, you can do this part ahead of time in the regular oven.)
When the prosciutto cooled, the slices became crispy and crunchy. I cut them into bite-size pieces with kitchen shears.
When the broccoli was finished roasting, I drizzled on aged balsamic vinegar and sprinkled on the crispy prosciutto.
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Roasted Broccoli with Crispy Prosciutto and Balsamic Vinegar
- Preheat the oven and toaster oven to 400 F.
- Arrange the broccoli florets on a large foil-lined baking tray.
- Drizzle the ghee or fat of choice over the broccoli and season with salt and pepper. Toss the broccoli.
- Place the tray in the oven and roast for 30-35 minutes, tossing the broccoli and turning the baking sheet at the halfway mark.
- While the broccoli is cooking, take out the prosciutto and put five slices in a single layer on a foil-lined tray.
- Put the tray of prosciutto in the toaster oven for about 7-10 minutes. Flip the slices at the halfway mark. If you don't have a toaster oven, you can place them in a regular oven.
- Remove the cooked prosciutto and place them on a cooling rack. Once cooled, cut them into bite-sized pieces.
- Once the broccoli has finished cooking, drizzle on aged balsamic vinegar and sprinkle the crispy prosciutto on top.