Peggy and I were invited to dinner at the home of great friends Ken and Lynda. Lynda served some wonderful appetizers, one of which I captured in this recipe for Prosciutto Crisps. I am pleasantly amazed with the delightful foods Lynda has served that I literally never had before. As it turns out this recipe has her unique touch, varying considerably in procedure from something she read, and it is a simple to make delight ... a sure winner.
You will be surprised with how simple it is to prepare Prosciutto Crisps. Your family and friends will consume them quickly.
6 oz. of very thinly sliced prosciutto ham
A spray can of virgin olive oil (Pam® or any other brand)
Garlic powder for dusting after cooking
Onion powder for dusting after cooking
A few paper towels
Place a paper towel on a counter top.
Place three slices of prosciutto ham on the paper towel, well spaced from each other.
Spray the pieces of ham very lightly with olive oil.
Put the paper towel with the olive oil sprayed prosciutto ham slices into the microwave oven.
Microwave on high heat for one and one half minutes.
If your microwave oven is a 1200 watt model the cooking is most probably completed. If not, then cook for additional time, with no more than 30 seconds of cooking each time, until the prosciutto ham is barely crispy and curled.
Remove the ham pieces to a serving plate and dust each piece of ham very lightly with both garlic powder and onion powder.
Repeat the above procedure until all of the prosciutto ham has been cooked and dusted with garlic and onion powders. If you plan to serve the ham later then put all of it into a tightly sealed plastic storage container.
Serve the crisps either warm or at room temperature along with crackers, cheese, any other accompaniments that appeal to you, and a good light white or rose´ wine.