Shaved Smoked Pancetta with Balsamic-Brown Sugar Glaze

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon light brown sugar 

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

Canola oil, for brushing

8 ounces smoked pancetta, sliced 1/8-inch thick 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the vinegar, sugar and pepper in a small saucepan until smooth, bring to a simmer over medium heat, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Brush some canola on a baking sheet. Lay the pancetta out in single layer bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Turn the pancetta over, brush with the balsamic mixture, and return to the oven to continue baking until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes longer. Remove to a platter.