This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread makes for a great heavy appetizer or light lunch. It tastes even better served with a glass of wine and good company!
Well, thanks to this recipe, I can now confirm that the smoke alarms in our house are in working order. Last week, I decided I was in the mood for flatbread. I wanted to put a different spin on it, so I decided to top that flatbread with crispy prosciutto. I’ve used crispy prosciutto in a pasta recipe before, and it was amazing! It was about time to make a flatbread recipe using crispy prosciutto. (On a side note, if you like bacon and you’ve never had crispy prosciutto, then put prosciutto on the shopping list for this week. Crispy prosciutto is like a fancy version of bacon!)
In order to crisp up the prosciutto, you simply cook it in a dry skillet for several minutes. However, that’s where the mistake came in. I forgot to turn the stovetop vent on. Whenever I cook bacon, I always turn the vent on. But for some reason, I just forgot to turn the vent on when I put that prosciutto in the skillet. Sure enough, about 5 minutes later, it sounded like our house was under attack.
Our house has a hard-wired alarm system, and that means when one smoke alarm goes off, every smoke alarm goes off. It was so loud in our house! (On a side note, that’s great in the event it was a real fire. But it wasn’t a real fire this time – just me forgetting to turn the stove vent on.) The dogs were freaked out. Robbie was standing there with a really scared look on his face. I was running out the back door with the skillet (to get it out of the house). Needless to say, it was a bit of a commotion.
Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread
Don’t make the same mistake I did – just remember to turn on the stovetop vent when you’re crisping up that prosciutto! Loud noises aside, this Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread is one heck of a delicious recipe! The flatbreads get baked until crispy and then topped with a bit of mozzarella, garlic, onions and of course the crispy prosciutto. This recipe comes together in just a few minutes, too – assuming you don’t have to reset the fire alarms in your house.
This Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread would be great as a heavy appetizer. During the holiday season, we often just make appetizers for dinner and open a bottle of wine. Sometimes we invite friends over. Sometimes we just go down to the basement and watch Netflix. No matter how you do it, this Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread is a tasty way to mix things up a bit!
Did you make this Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!
Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread
- 4 oz. prosciutto thinly sliced
- 2 pieces lavash or flatbread
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 cup arugula
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
- shaved Parmesan
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place sliced prosciutto in a dry skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crispy; set aside.
- Brush tops of both pieces of lavash bread with olive oil. Sprinkle pepper and red pepper flakes evenly on top of lavash.
- Bake for 5-6 minutes, or until lavash just begins to turn crispy.
- Remove lavash from oven and flip over. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and garlic evenly on top. Return lavash to oven and continue baking for 5-6 more minutes, or until cheese has melted.
- Remove lavash from oven and top with crispy prosciutto, arugula, red onions and shaved Parmesan.
- Cut into pieces and serve warm or at room temperature.
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