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Discover scrocchiarella: a crispy, tasty Italian speciality
Italian cuisine is renowned the world over for its delicious pizzas and mouth-watering pastas. However, there are many other lesser-known Italian specialities that are just as delicious. One of these is scrocchiarella, a crispy and tasty dish that deserves to be discovered.
Scrocchiarella is a speciality from the Lazio region of Italy, more specifically from the city of Rome. Its name derives from the Italian word 'scrocchio', which means 'crackling' or 'crispy'. It is often compared to a pizza, but with a much thinner and crispier dough.
Scrocchiarella is usually made with a light, crispy pizza dough, flour, water, salt and yeast. The dough is rolled out into a thin layer and topped with simple but tasty ingredients such as mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, basil and salt.
Once filled, the scrocchiarella is baked in a high-temperature oven until golden and crispy. The combination of the thin, crispy pastry with the fresh, tasty ingredients makes for an absolutely delicious dish.
Although traditional scrocchiarella is filled with simple ingredients such as mozzarella and tomato, there are many variations of this dish. Flora adds Italian cured meats and a creamy burrata, while others prefer grilled vegetables or Italian cheeses such as pecorino or gorgonzola.
Scrocchiarella is often served as an aperitif, cut into small pieces to share with friends. It can also be enjoyed as a main course, accompanied by a fresh green salad or grilled vegetables.
If you're a fan of Italian cuisine and want to discover new flavours, scrocchiarella is a dish not to be missed. Its crispy pastry, tasty filling and simplicity make this Italian speciality a real delight.
Buon appetito !