Today I want to share something from “Two greedy Italians”, a delightful book with a lot of delicious sounding recipes. The German title is “Trattoriaküche” (Trattoria cuisine) which indicates down-to-earth food. My recipe today is for a poor man’s meal that has obviously taken the gourmet world by storm – Testaroli.
The ingredients couldn’t be cheaper or simpler, the result is pretty delicious – even though I think I cooked mine a tiny little bit too long.
250 g flour
1 pinch of salt
2 tbsp olive oil
400 ml water
Sieve flour and salt into a bowl. Slowly whisk in 400 ml water until it is a smooth dough. Mix in olive oil.
In hot olive oil fry one ladle of dough at a time. Each side 3-4 minutes.
Cut the slices into 8 strips each.
(A research on the net showed that usually the testaroli are cut into a diamond shape. )
Bring salted water to a boil. Add the testaroli and boil until they rise to the surface. Take out and drain properly.
Serve with a sauce of your choice, best is homemade tomato sauce or pesto.
The veggie factor of the book.
|Recipe ratio (non.veg./veg.)||can’t say but there are a lot of veggie recipes in there.|
Product info and buy link :
|Title||Two greedy Italians|
|Author||Antonio Carluccio & Gennaro Contaldo|
|Publisher||Quadrille Publishing Ltd.|
|I got this book from||the library|
|Buy link||Buy Two greedy Italians|
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