Rustico Leccese

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Here I am today sharing with you another awesome recipe!

This is not a fancy one and it’s not going to win any culinary price, but it’s one of the most appreciated local snacks in town.

‘Rustico’ means ‘rough’, ‘uncouth’ which is exactly how this dish is! It’s a put-together-a-bunch-of-things kinda recipe. It’s one of the simpliest thing on hearth to make, but despite its semplicity is really, really tasty!

No one I know that has tried doesn’t think this is the most awesome thing ever!

I do advice you to give this a try!

Ingredients (makes 4):

  • 2 rolls of puff pastry
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese
  • 8 tbsp white sauce
  • 1 egg
  • black pepper and salt

Roll out the puff pastry. To make things easy you can buy the pre-made one, or…if you fill like it, you can make your own. This is the link to my puff pastry recipe

Cut 4 disks by each roll of puff pastry  with a dimater of 10-12 cm (you should have a total of 8 disks)

grab some white sauce…again you can use pre-made one or make it yourself. If so, this is my white sauce recipe

put two full tbsp of white sauce in the center of the 4 disks

and with a knife spread it a bit leaving about 1 inch all around the edges

Wash, peel and break up into pieces the ripe tomatoes

place 1 few pieces in the center of the 4 disks

add some salt and pepper

and a few slices of mozzarella cheese

Now cover the 4 diks with the other 4 you obtained from the other roll…

am I making any sense today?

In a bowl crack one egg and beat it up a bit

then brush the top and side of each disk

bake at 180 C for about 20-25 min. Remove from the over and let them cool down

This is a perfect snack for a picnic or, you can also make it into a bigger round shape and just cut it up into slices and serve it as finger food during a party.

Or just eat it in the middle of the afternoon if you feel like….or for breakfast…why not? I know people that would no problem…

Anyways, no matter what time of the day you are going to eat this. MAKE IT!



– LittleDani

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