What Can I Do with Leftover Guanciale?

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Q: I made spaghetti carbonara last night and I have some leftover guanciale. What can I use it for that does not involve pasta? Thanks!

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Editor: I chatted with Sheela, one of our assistant food editors, about ways she’d use up guanciale. I had a hunch she’d have a few good ideas, given her proclivity for this pasta. Her suggestion is to treat the guanciale like pancetta: Use it as a topping on pizza, sauté it and toss it into an egg scramble or frittata, cook greens in its fat, or for a throughly intense experience, slice it like bacon and make a GLT sandwich.

Learn More About Guanciale: Ingredient Spotlight: Guanciale