Oh my goodness these fried pizzas are incredible! I remember when my friend Maria from Naples used to make them as nibbles for dinner parties or even just as a treat for the family. In the space of 15 minutes there were none left! They certainly make the perfect super tasty finger food to go… Continue reading Pizzette fritte! Neapolitan Fried Pizza
Zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, perfect with my aperitivo
Italian aperitivo? Oh yes please! And with lots of yummy nibbles too. Olives, crisps and salted nuts are the easiest accompaniement to a glass of bubbly but why not treat yourself and have something really moreish with it? Zucchini flowers are so fresh, sweet and delicate and they can be used in a variety of… Continue reading Zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, perfect with my aperitivo
Mozzarella and ham eggplant sandwich
Do you know how to lose weight quickly? Well, walk, walk and keep walking! I am not keen on going to the gym so recently I decided to walk instead of using the car to go everywhere. I have seen results very quickly! Having said that I have just come back soaking wet walking back… Continue reading Mozzarella and ham eggplant sandwich
Apple fritters..scrumptious sweet temptations!
Feeling naughty? Feeling like something finger licking good on the go? Then get your pan out and start whipping; apple fritters are just a good treat, easy to make and always warmly welcomed by adults and children. You can add cinnamon in the sugar if you like and they are delicious with vanilla ice cream.… Continue reading Apple fritters..scrumptious sweet temptations!
Potato Croquettes with Parmesan
I call them the cousins of chips as they are fried and made out of potatoes but these are a different thing altogether. When I asked my husband (who is English) whether he fancied some croquettes he said: ” they are all right”. I could see he didn’t seem very excited about them. He was… Continue reading Potato Croquettes with Parmesan
Fried Zucchini Flowers and Sage for a tasty nibble
It is quite common to have some little fried treats in Italian restaurants whilst waiting for your meal. One of the most popular is the widely known fried courgette’s flowers. They can be enjoyed just deep fried on their own or with a filling, like mozzarella and anchovies which is quite popular in Rome. My… Continue reading Fried Zucchini Flowers and Sage for a tasty nibble
Fried Whiting (pesciolini fritti)
It is holiday time and I am enjoying the sun at my local Italian seaside resort. The weather is beautiful: the sky is blue and the sun is very strong; after so many months of rain in England I am making the most of this! I love not having to wear so many clothes all… Continue reading Fried Whiting (pesciolini fritti)
Italian Carnival Fritters: “Frittelle”
Hurray it’s that time of the year again! It’s carnival, so it’s time to make those addictive deep fried, gorgeous cakes. Every year for me has become a tradition now. It cannot pass February without making frittelle. Every region of Italy calls them differently but in the end they are all very similar. I get… Continue reading Italian Carnival Fritters: “Frittelle”