frittedda Sicilian artichokes with peas and broad beans

frittedda Sicilian artichokes with peas and broad beans

The Sicilian frittedda artichokes with peas and beans for me is spring in the pot. The frittedda (or pancake) is a typical dish palermitano stringing beans, peas and artichokes, simply sauteed with oil and shallots. And then united in a blaze of green and flavor of one of the most popular flavors from the Sicilian: the sweet and sour. A dish that can be prepared only in spring, between March and April, When came the season of broad beans and peas, but it's still not over that of artichokes. Here you will also find a short step-by-step tutorial.

As you will see, Sicilian frittedda slightly resembles the VIGNAROLA ROMANA, at least in the ingredients (except for the pillow): in taste, Actually, the two plates do not resemble almost nothing. A tip, as with all sweet and sour preparations, is to prepare it the day before, so that we can cook for good. In addition, Sicilian frittedda should be enjoyed strictly at room temperature or fresh, never hot. Indeed, Always remember that all dishes sweet and sour (Here you will find all my RECIPES SOUR) If gustano freddi.

The Sicilian frittedda artichokes with peas and beans are an excellent side dish for meat and fish, But even a vegetarian dish rich in vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins. My aunt Mariella, Palermo doc, prepares it so great and, When I eat, always remember fondly. The original recipe is limited to the Union of vegetables in sweet and sour sauce. I added a small enrichment toasting in a little oil breadcrumbs and pine nuts, by joining the top to frittedda, for a while’ of delicious crunchiness.

Purists of the Sicilian cuisine I want to, but I must add that even a little’ Fresh Mint is a good pairing. At this point, you just need to have a look at all my SICILIAN RECIPES. Have a good day!

frittedda (Sicilian recipe)

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  • 1 kg of beans, gross weight
  • 600 grams of peas, gross weight
  • 4 artichokes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 60 ml white wine vinegar or Apple crisp
  • 3 shallots
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • for garnish (Optional)
  • homemade bread with plenty of bread crumbs, crumbled
  • pine nuts, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste


Frittedda siciliana

To prepare the Sicilian frittedda, clean the beans and peas, removing the pods. Wash the beans and peas under running water and keep them separately in two bowls.

Clean the artichokes, eliminating the ends and the tough outer leaves, then cut them in half, also delete the internal barbette and soak them in water acidulated with lemon juice.

Clean the shallots, by removing the outer husk and the skins, then chop finely.

Put in a pan a third shallot and olive oil, then skip the beans by adding if necessary a little hot water. Add salt and cook so they stay crunchy, especially if they're small and tender broad beans. Set aside.

Proceed the same way with peas, skipping them with extra virgin olive oil and shallots (and a little hot water if needed), until they are tender but still crisp. Set aside.

Cut the artichokes into wedges, not too thin (Let's say a half artichoke you can get 5-6 cloves, depending on the size of the artichoke) and sauté in a pan, always with shallots and olive oil, so they stay crunchy. Set aside.

Still pour a little olive oil in a pan large capacity, and put all the vegetables needed for the Sicilian frittedda: artichokes, beans and peas. Mix vinegar of wine or apples with sugar, up to dissolve, then pour it over vegetables and let soften. Season with salt (having put the sugar you'll probably have to add a little) and pepper. Once in the air does not feel more a pungent smell of vinegar, pour the vegetables into a cookie sheet and allow to cool completely.

You can save the Sicilian frittedda even in the refrigerator. If you want, You can serve it as is. If you like my Variant, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil bread crumbs, then add the pine nuts and toasted them. Sprinkle this mixture and serve the Sicilian frittedda. Bon appétit!

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Maïté la Basque 10 March 2021 at 09:18

Hello Ada,
I love your salad recipes, on the other hand for this one I'll wait for the fresh vegetables in a few weeks.
I wish you a pleasant day.

Ada Parisi 10 March 2021 at 20:38

Yes, here in Italy the vegetables are already there, Thank you to you and good evening. ADA


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