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straccetti

thin slices

Literally, straccetti means 'scraps' or 'rags'. In this popular Roman dish, it's very thinly sliced beef flank, sautéed quickly with rughetta (rocket) and a little garlic and parmesan. Variations include substituting artichoke hearts or mushrooms for the rocket.

Straccetti can also mean little squares of egg pasta.

See sfilacci.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Haydn Blackey