Maremma Acquacotta: original Tuscan recipe


How to prepare the Maremma acquacotta, an original recipe typical of the Tuscan Maremma, which can be made in a short time, based on stale bread and tomatoes.

Ingredients for 6 people

- 6 slices of stale homemade bread

- 3 large onions

- Ripe or peeled tomatoes gr. 400

- 6 eggs

- Grated pecorino

- Basil

- Celery leaves

- Olive oil

- Salt and pepper

Maremma acquacotta preparation

In a saucepan, cook the onions thinly with 8 tablespoons of oil.

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When they are almost unmade (add a little water, if necessary) add the peeled and seedless tomatoes, the coarsely chopped basil and celery leaves, salt and pepper.

Cook for about half an hour and then pour a liter and a half of water (or broth).

Keep on the fire for another 30 minutes. Directly in the pot add the eggs being careful not to break them, cook them for 3 or 4 minutes so that they become like poached eggs.

In the bowls, in bowls, put the toasted slices of bread, sprinkle them with pecorino cheese and pour over them, with a ladle, the very hot acquacotta.

Have him touch one egg each.

Serve other pecorino cheese separately.

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Tags: First classics