Every Christmas season, Bob Miceli who was like a brother invited me to enjoy these freshly baked goodies. We waited in the basement of their home, where all the heavy cooking took place, to taste a few as they came right out of the frying pan. It was hog heaven.
What is the texture of nocatole-nacatole?
Lets say I lost my notes or wanted to double check the dosing and am asking her once more for the ingredients. Thats when she says, Youre asking me again for THIS recipe? I already gave it to you last summer. Look at your notes. How am I supposed to create a little cookbook with her treasured recipes if she isnt fully cooperative? Thank goodness on this day one May in very hot Florida she was cooperative and I could share this recipe with all of you.
Our theme this month is A LITTLE SOMETHING SWEET. For more bread recipes, visit the TwelveLoaves Pinterest board, or check out last months mouthwatering selection of TwelveLoaves Mexican Breads!
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You heard that right. In my defense,the correct way to make fries is to double fry the potatoes for a super crispy outside and fluffy middle. Tell me something: who in their right mind would double fry anything in raging hot oil at the end of the week?
Each vegetable takes a different amount of time to cook, so I air-fried everything in batches. The parsnips cooked the fastest, followed by the sweet potatoes andcarrots. Because carrots dont have as much starch as the other veggies, they didnt fully crisp as per a typical french fry, but cooked nicely and had great flavor.
Calabria is the southern most tip of Italy; I call it the big-toe of the boot. Its where my family is originally from and is a region known for hearty dishes, spicy peppers, and blue-waterbeaches that give it the nickname, The Caribbean of Italy.
Everyone in my family has their own style which is typically just plainflavor and for being plain, they are freaking awesome. f you know me, you know I like to get crazy, soheres my savory take on a classic family tradition using leftover Rosemary Garlic and Parmiggiano Mashed Potatoes.
Heat vegetable oil in a wide and deep pan to 170 degrees. Deep-fry the zeppole, no more than 3 at a time. Fry them on each side for 3-4 minutes or until they are crisp and have turned a golden colour. Transfer zeppole onto a plate covered with absorbent paper towels. Serve warm as a snack or appetiser. These zeppole also work well as a bread substitute and can be used to fare la scarpetta or 'wipe your plate clean' at mealtime.
Making zeppole was truly a family affair, often with friends, siblings and their spouses, children, and grandchildren all gathered in the kitchen to help. They would take pieces of dough and twist it to drop in the frying pans filled with hot oil, helping to turn them as they fried, and then greedily gobbling them up after they were cooked. Some zeppole were made with plain dough, but many that followed, and our favorites, were made by twisting the dough around a nice big anchovy. The combination of the salty anchovy and fried potato dough was quite addictive! We could eat many of them, while also enjoying a glass, or two, of red wine.
My husband immigrated to the United States as a child, with his parents and siblings from a small hilltop town in Southern Italy near the Ionian Sea, from the Provinces of Reggio Calabria. This is a postcard view of his town. Each region in Italy and even each town has their own variations for making many traditional Italian foods, all of them delicious, but some with quite different ingredients, according to what was available in each town. The following is the recipe my mother-in-law used, and what my oldest sister-in-law always makes. They would make large quantities of zeppole, as they were always made for festive occasions and served to a lot of people, but my husband and I cut the recipe in half, which was a more reasonable portion for us to enjoy with our family here in Colorado.
Boil potatoes whole, with scrubbed cleaned skins, in water until fork tender. Drain, cool, peel and use a potato ricer or food mill to mash onto a pile on a lighted floured board or clean counter top. Make a well in the middle of the riced potatoes.
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Denne julesæson fik vi også tid til en ny tradition. Vi havde det sjovt at lave et peberbread hus med vores ældste barnebarn. Hun nød grundigt processen og var helt stolt af de færdige resultater! Jeg var nødt til at overbevise hende om, at vi skulle vente til jul at spise nogle af huset, og det ville i mellemtiden være en god dekoration .
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