Here you are a typical Sicilian recipe, in which fennel is the main ingredient. You can taste it as an appetizer or as a second course. In both cases, however, you will enjoy the deliciousness of this specialty.

 
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Recipe: Fennel balls from Palazzolo Acreide

Recipe: Fennel balls from Palazzolo Acreide

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Belonging to the Sicily’s culinary tradition, the fennel balls are a perfect appetizer or a delicious second course. Easy and quick to prepare, the few ingredients required will give birth to an extremely tasty dish. If you still have doubts, follow our recipe coming from Palazzolo Acreide (Siracusa) and try to cook this amazing fennel balls.

Ingredients

  • 300 gr of fennel
  • 50 gr of Tumazzo (typical Sicilian cheese) or pecorino cheese
  • 120 gr of bread crumbs
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pink pepper

        Method

        First of all, wash the fennel and cut the base of the stem, together with all the parts that don’t have a homogenous green colour, then boil it. After that, mix the fennel with grated Tumazzo cheese or pecorino cheese, 50 gr of bread crumbs, eggs, salt and pepper; until you get a uniform mixture. In the meantime, boil the extra virgin olive oil in a pan, but be careful and don’t make it reach the smoke point.

        Turn the mix into many small balls (if you want, you can use two spoons and form some quenelles, in order to make it easier) and roll them in a plate, in which you previously put the remaining bread crumbs. Then, put the balls into the boiling oil and fry them. Turn them once a while, and make sure to cook them homogenously. Here you are, you’re done! Before serving them, put the fennel balls on a kitchen paper sheet, in order to remove the excess of oil, and leave them cool down.

         

        ...Enjoy!

        Events

        • Patronal Feast of St Paul
          29-06-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
          Patronal parties

          Add to calendar 2019-06-29 2019-06-29 Europe/Rome Patronal Feast of St Paul The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi” and the deafening firing of thousands of mortaretti and the moving rite of presentation of the children who are hoisted naked on fercolo as a sign of devotion and offer. The festival ends late at night with the firing of colorful fireworks’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

          The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi”...

          Village of Palazzolo Acreide

        • Feast of San Sebastiano Martire
          10-08-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
          Religious occurrences

          Add to calendar 2019-08-10 2019-08-10 Europe/Rome Feast of San Sebastiano Martire The peculiarity of this feast is that it fercolo, brought to shoulder from the devotees in turn for the streets of the cityà, face around 2 p.m. the ascent of “Fiumegrande”, a narrow uphill and which has a slope of’75% which is literally climbed by the bearers of great race, on the shoulders with the heaviest fercolo of the holy. Also in this case the feast concludes late at night with the firing of Fuochi d’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

          The peculiarity of this feast is that it fercolo, brought to shoulder from the devotees in turn for the streets of the cityà, face around 2 p.m. the ascent of “Fiumegrande”, a narrow uphill and which...

          Village of Palazzolo Acreide

        • Feast of Maria SS. Addolorata
          15-09-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
          Religious occurrences

          Add to calendar 2019-09-15 2019-09-15 Europe/Rome Feast of Maria SS. Addolorata With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees to bare shoulder and concludes late at night with the firing of Fuochi d’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

          With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees...

          Village of Palazzolo Acreide

        • Feast of San Michele Arcangelo and Festival of young voices
          29-09-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
          Festival

          Add to calendar 2019-09-29 2019-09-29 Europe/Rome Feast of San Michele Arcangelo and Festival of young voices contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on 28 September, amidst acclamation osannanti of devotees. The previous Saturday the feast passes through the streets of the country the “lap of Gala” with the procession of the banners, del Gonfalone and of flag-wavers. The morning of the feast, around 11, c’è the launch of the characteristics balloons made by boys in the committee. At 1 p.m. the spectacular “sciuta” of the simulacrum of the Saint under a rain of nzareddi "Multicolored" and Fuochi d’artifice. The simulacrum is brought “a bare shoulder” in procession through the streets of the neighborhood, and the procession attended also by women traveling barefoot. Between the propitiatory rites during the procession c’è the denudation of the children who are stripped and raised in front of the statue, entrustment to the protection of’archangel to preserve them from the evils. In the evening on the triumphal chariot the simulacrum is carried in procession for all tracks of the country. At the end the traditional fireworks outside the country. During the entire week is held on the solemn octave, with the “Meeting of choirs” that animate the eucharistic celebrations. Palazzolo Acreide

          contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on...

          Village of Palazzolo Acreide

        • Agrimontana
          20-10-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
          Street markets

          Add to calendar 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 Europe/Rome Agrimontana shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the tasting of typical local products, in particular of fresh sausage and dried; beef and wild boar, lake fish and river, cheese, honey, cakes,’Oil d’olive cultivars “Tonda Iblea”. Flower to’eyelet of the event è the mycologic shows that every year is organized and curated by’Micolo Association Palazzolo Acreide

          shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the...

          Village of Palazzolo Acreide


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