Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tordelli Lucchesi

The place you go....the tordelli you find ! Yes,it's just like that,from Garfagnana and up to the "hills" of Versilia every home has its own recipe. There are even some people who use Mortadella,but i think that there is no reason to go in Emilia Romagna looking for taste that are not part of our own place.In the past the Tordelli were prepared on monday (at least in my grandmother Ida's home) but you may be asking yourself...why on monday ?  it's simple...the leftovers of the roast meat of the holy sunday were being chopped,then you would add some pecorino from garfagnana,some bread crumbs soaked in milk,eggs and a pinch of pepolino (thyme).

For the pastry:

500g Flour
5 Eggs

For the stuffing :

350g of Beef
350g of Pork
150g of Veal
Extra virgin olive oil
3 Eggs
1 Glass of white wine
a pinch of pepolino (thyme)
2 cloves of chopped garlic
a pinch of parsley
100gr of grated parmesan cheese
Breadcrumbs soaked in milk and then squeezed.


Let the meat brown in the olive oil and then add salt and pepper. Add the wine and let steam.
Finely chop the meat and put them inside a bowl,beat the eggs and add them to the other ingredients.
Knead some dough and prepare the Tordelli  by putting on each one some stuffing and then seal it with the edge of the pasty using your fingers. Cut the Tordelli with a glass and close them all around with a fork (today we often use the proper tool for it called "rotella").
Heat a large pot full of salted water,let it boil and then cook the tordelli.
When they are ready drain them and add the meat sauce prepared separately (You can find the recipe here )


Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious! I've added it to my top 10 this week over on


Unknown said...

Li faró a Natale!!