When the cold seasons arrive, the desire to pamper oneself with a dish that manages to warm the body and spirit grows.
In this, Sicilian cuisine really has a lot to offer, as it draws on a truly extraordinary poor and peasant tradition.
Pane Cotto Siciliano is a delicious Sicilian-style cooked bread soup.
It is also a way to recycle stale bread.
Of course, for the end result to be perfect, it is best that you choose a bread made of wheat flour.
We also added good grated pecorino cheese to the recipe.
If you like, you can complete with flavorings of your liking and even a little chili pepper.
You will feel the goodness.
PANE COTTO SICILIANO-BREAD SOUP
- 1/5 Cup Stale Bread
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/4 Cup Pecorino Cheese
- 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
- 2 Cups Water
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
- Pepper and Salt to taste
- First cut the bread into pieces and set aside.
- Clean the garlic, then brown it in a pan with the oil. Be sure to use a large enough pan.
- Pour in the tomato sauce. Cook for a few minutes.
- Add the water and bay leaf.
- Adjust the salt and pepper, then add the bread pieces.
- Bring to a boil and cook for as long as it takes for the starch in the bread to take on a gelatinous consistency.
- All the bread should be well soaked. Stir with a spoon.
- Plate by adding grated pecorino cheese.
- If you like, add chili and another round of raw oil.