The idea for this dish started with a packet of frozen crab. I was going to do crab sliders – my first ever dish with crab – when I realized that the crab had to be defrosted overnight in the fridge to preserve its quality. So I kept the slider idea and substituted some nice flat peppered pancetta for the crab.
I used the same sauce as I was going to do for the crab and it worked very well with the pancetta.
What I used:
Packet of slider buns
Pack of pancetta
An heirloom tomato – looked almost black – so looked funny but tasted nice
Tiny bit of salt, lashings of white pepper
How I did it:
I just fried the pancetta very slowly until it was cooked but not quite crisp. I wanted to be able to fold it over in the slider.
While that was booking I put together the dressing – just mix up the mayo, crème fraiche, chopped dill and pepper and salt – simple.
Then when the pancetta is ready just put a dollop of sauce into the slider, some sliced tomato and then the pancetta. Save a little bit of dill to use as a garnish.