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Caramelized pork pancetta and handmade pitta bread

Cooking method
Κατηγορία ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 20 min Ωρα ξεκούρασης: 12 hour Total time:: 12 hrs 50 mins
Portions 2
  • 6 pork pancettas (150-170 gr. each)
  • piktogalo cheese from Chania (preferably)
  • red onion (sliced, preferably)
  • olive oil (preferably)
  • salt (preferably)
  • pepper (preferably)
  • parsley leafstalk
  • a little vinegar
  • 200-250 grams honey
  • zest of 1 mandarin
  • 2 grams black pepper (grated)
  • 2 grams cardamom (grated)
  • 1 gram cedar beans
  • 272 grams all-purpose flour
  • 177 grams hot water
  • 10 grams olive oil
  • 6 grams salt
  • 3 grams baking powder
    Pitta bread
  1. Put all the ingredients, except water, into the mixer’s bowl. Beat with the hook attachment.
  2. While beating, add water and keep beating for 5-7 minutes, until we have a flexible dough.
  3. Knead the dough and make a ball. Wrap with a plastic wrap and put in fridge, for 12 hours to rest.
  4. After 12 hours, divide the dough in 8-10 equal pieces and roll out, until it is very thick. Fry in a frying pan over medium to high heat, until golden. Set aside.
  5. Pancetta and marinade
  6. Put pepper, cardamom and cedar beans in a grinding bowl and ground them.
  7. Add honey, mandarin zest and grinded spices in a bowl.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Put pancettas into a deep bowl and add the 3⁄4 of the marinade. Mix slightly.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and put in fridge for 12 hours. Mix once.
  11. Put pancettas on the oven rack and a baking pan below it. Baste with any liquid left and season with salt.
  12. Roast in preheated oven at 200℃, on the resistors, for 8 minutes, each side. Then set on grill at 250℃ and grill for 2,5 minutes each side or until they are caramelized.
  13. When ready, put the 1⁄4 of marinade into a non frying pan and dunk each pancetta for a few seconds.
  14. Put some vinegar to the onion.
  15. Serve in a wooden surface with piktogalo cheese, salt, pepper, parsley and olive oil.
Keywords: pork, pancetta, caramelized, handmade, pitta bread