Frittelle di Cavolfiore (Cauliflower Croquettes)

margherita.jpgRecipe by Margherita (Printable Version)

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Margherita, a very lovely lady from Lucca (Tuscany), Italy.
For 5 people

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 5 T all purpose flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup sparkling (mineral) water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 T Grated Parmigiano cheese
  • Vegetable oil for frying

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Cornish Hens Skewers over Polenta

From Serenella (Printable version)

CornishHenSkewer.jpgThis is a delicious way to prepare Cornish Hens. I do not have any quantities measured out for this recipe as I usually eyeball it and vary it according to the vegetables I’m using. Here’s my best shot at a formal recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cornish hens cut in quarters
  • Pancetta thickly sliced (about 4 ¼’ thick slices, cut into quarters)
  • Sage leaves as necessary
  • Slices of day-old bread (thick crusted Italian bread is best)
  • Vegetables. This depends on what you like to use to alternate on the skewers with the hens. I use any of the following: tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms (cut in quarters or large pieces)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • long metal skewers
  • rectangular roasting pan

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