Macco di fave fried

Macco di fave fried. A Sicilian dish of ancient tradition based on dried beans that, from street food and food fairs, became a refined delicacy. If you have already tried the recipe BROAD BEANS and did you like, next time do a little’ more and enjoy these tasty pancakes with an intense flavor and smell enveloping (If you think they are vegetarians and even vegans, I don't know cos & #8217; else you could ask for more).

You can serve macco fried beans as an appetizer with a glass of sparkling wine, convivial as an appetizer or as a main dish with a fresh salad. We heat we taste, with a squeeze of lemon and plenty of ground black pepper. So, macco bean really expresses all the strength and intensity of my Sicily, found that in all my SICILIAN RECIPES.

The format of pasta that I recommend for macco fried beans is a wide and flat format, as the sagne, the beauty queens or the lasagnette di semola. But are fine even broken spaghetti or linguine. Cook the pasta al dente, Why then should cool down and will be cooked again with frying. Remember that you can prepare in the same way also MACCO PEAS DRIED. Now hurry up and put the dried beans to soak, good day and almost happy new year!

MACCO BEAN FRIED (Sicilian recipe, Vegan)

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  • 500 grams of dried beans peeled: (preferably Cottoia type)
  • 120 grams of sagne, beauty queens, lasagnette, spaghetti or linguine
  • a golden onion small
  • a small carrot
  • half a stalk of celery
  • Wild fennel, to taste
  • little finely chopped Rosemary
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • a clove of garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • flour for bread pancakes, to taste
  • peanut oil for frying, to taste


To prepare macco bean, then cold can fry, you have to rinse the dried beans and soak them in cold water for at least 2 hours. Finely chop the carrot and celery and dice small onion. Saute vegetables and garlic for a few minutes over low heat in a little extra virgin olive oil, Remove l & #8217; garlic and add the dried beans drained. Brown and cover with water. When the liquid begins to boil, skim any impurities that rise to the surface.

Cover and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the beans will not begin to unravel. If you see that stick to the bottom or are too dry, Add a little’ of hot water.

When you've got a thick cream with bits of bean curd, season with salt, Add the finely chopped Rosemary and fennel. If the cream is too thick, Add some more’ of warm water and pour in spaghetti or broken beauty queens. Bring to al dente and straighten out the macco bean to a thickness of about 3 cm in an oven plate slightly oiled. Allow to cool completely.

When the macco bean will be cold and thus solid, cut it into rectangles or diamond shapes and dip in the flour.

Fry the pancakes of macco di fave in plenty of peanut oil and serve hot, accompanied by lemon wedges and freshly ground black pepper. Bon appétit!

THE PAIRING: Mamertino of Milazzo Doc, vintage 2017, produced by Feudo Solaria – Cantine Grasso, in the province of Messina. A dry white that smells of white and exotic fruits, with a strong and sharp acidity on the palate. Obtained from grapes Grillo and Inzolia, This bino aged for a few months and bottled in aciaio, before being placed on the market. To try, especially when served fresh (temperature of 10 degrees) with this traditional recipe of fried macco, which enhances the flavor.

Macco di fave fried
Macco di fave fried

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elisabetta 28 December 2017 at 09:51

It must be good!!!!!!

Ada Parisi 4 January 2018 at 18:08

I hope!!!! A warm greeting!


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