Simple, fast and neapolitan. The scarpariello

Lo scarpariello

The recipes of traditional Neapolitan cuisine.

The artists of ancient Naples accustomed to the art of shoe hardly abandoned the workplace and their wives then, for convenience, often having to cook in the shop, they used a few ingredients and then generally those who received in return from those who could not pay . So pasta, cheese and tomatoes were common commodity. It is said on Monday it was the typical day for scarpariello.

Ingredients for 4 people: 400 gr mezzanelli, hanging cherry tomato 500 grams, 100 grams grated Parmesan cheese, 50 grams grated cheese, 1 garlic, 1 red pepper, 1 tablespoon of lard, homemade basil, salt, oil

Making of recipe

Sauté the garlic and chilli. For goldening, remove the garlic. Next, after being cut into small pieces, add the tomatoes and half of these cooking, add the lard. Capacity cooked pasta, drained al dente and put it in the pot of sauce. Whip for a few minutes, adding different doses in both grated Parmesan. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped basil.