Saturday, January 23, 2010

La prima colazione preferita del mio suocero.

What is it about old Italian men and not eating breakfast?? My suocero gets up in the morning at sparrows fart (that's the early wee hours, aka crack of dawn.. etc.) and not for no particular reason. Whether it's to 'zappa' the garden, to check the wine, to pick through the drying beans or make tomato sauce.. and no more so than during salami 'season', he's up and out the door. Really. Bloody. Early.

And what does he eat?

Nothing save for a biscuit and an espresso (corretto, naturalmente). And he'll run until mid morning on that.

Then it's all on. Fried potatoes, hot peppers and an egg or two (practically poached in the remaining spicy oil). It's a breakfast that sticks to the ribs (if nothing else) and after all the work he's put in, he's earned it.

Mangia!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

please post boconotti recipe with pictures showing procedure. I would like to make them for daughters' wedding and need help! Thank-you

Mary said...

Hi Anon.
So sorry for the delay in replying to your request. This is one of the posts I've been meaning to get back to and add the full recipe/procedure. I'm going to try and schedule some baking time soon.. with a 7 month old, I'll need to enlist some assistance. I hope it isn't too late for your wedding.

Mary said...

Hi Anon,
Wish I had a better way to contact you.. I saw a recipe for bocconotte over at Calabria from scratch:
http://www.calabriafromscratch.com/?p=2689
Rosetta's recipe is only slightly different and she gives a wonderful description of the method as well.

Hope that helps.