Fettuccine Gratinati Al Prosciutto

Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

Speciality of the restaurant Club del Doge at the Hotel Gritti Palace Venice and would normally use green tagliolini instead of fettuccine but fetuccine is more widely available.

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  1. Melt the 1 1/2 oz of butter and stir in the flour to make a roux. Stir and brown the flour butter mixture for 3 minutes.
  2. Gradually add the hot milk, stiring until thick and smooth then simmer for 10 minute.
  3. Cook the fettuccine in boiling, salted water until al dente.
  4. Meanwhile melt 3/4 of the 3 1/2 oz of butter remaining and cook the proscutto.
  5. Drain the pasta and stir in the proscutto and about half of the sauce. Season to taste.
  6. Transfer to a large shallow ovenproof pan and cover with the remaining sauce. Dot with the remaining butter then cover with the Parmesan Cheese.
  7. Broil the dish until cheese and sauce turn a golden brown. Serve at once.