Monday, 21 February 2011

GOURMET WORDS FROM THE ITALIAN RIVIERA: FRISCEU – SAVOURY FRITTERS


Baccalà, one of the stars of Ligurian frisceu fritters

Frisceu fritters definitely call for flash frying… and eating. Their foamy batter (a mix of flour, yeast and water) ideally matches either vegetables or baccalà (salt cod). Please note that Ligurian people have always had a knack for proverbs: one of their favourite is "Bocce, frisceu e vermentin, e da vitt-a battitene u belin" (a game of bocce, a dish of piping hot frisceu and a glass of refreshing Vermentino white wine), a clear anticipation of Baloo’s bare necessities… Wine pairings: Vermentino, of course, or DOC Val Polcevera Bianchetta).

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