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A delicately flavored dry cured ham, originating in Italy and made from the meat of the hindquarters of the hog. Brine cured and then pressed into a hard and dense meat, prosciutto cotto is a cooked form of prosciutto as it is boiled prior to use. Prosciutto cotto is an excellent meat, thinly sliced for use as deli sandwich meat or as a nice complement to a main dish.

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