|Lancaster County Farmers Market, Wayne, PA|
I thought I would up my chances of success by using the best ingredients I could find in my area. My husband and I are lucky enough to live down the road from a fabulous weekly farmer's market. This market features local meat, farm fresh veggies and other treats attributed to farmers and the Amish of Lancaster County.
Since I haven't been here more than a handful of times, I scoured the market looking for everything on my ingredient list while my husband ever so appropriately got himself a Dutch pretzel. Employing Jen's tip, I even requested the veal and pork be ground together. Unfortunately the pancetta was at a different vendor so I had to manually dice that. Feeling a bit adventurous, I even bought fresh pasta sheets and was instructed to cut them with scissors to my desired papperdelle width. I figure its a step towards the full pasta making experience. However, ever a believer in preparedness, I picked up a package of dry papperdelle pasta from Trader Joe's just in case. Overall, I thought the food store prep aspect of this recipe was simple.
|In case of emergency - break seal|
In the end despite my angst, it was a great dish! It was flavorful, filling and multi-dimensional. One bite would showcase the salty, delicious pancetta while another bite would accentuate a garlicky note. And probably my biggest success was that my husband went for seconds and then even made sure I packed up enough for his lunch on Monday. Sweet victory from one of the world's most finicky eaters!
|The Delicious After!|
Overall I would consider this a successful first attempt at this dish and something I will definitely make again.