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'drawn-out' pasta

A home-made pasta similar to orecchiette, only larger, sometimes rolled up; they usually go with meat sauces or greens (cima di rape), or even sardines and pinenuts. Strascinati con l'intoppo from the Basilicata has a sauce with three different kinds of meat and pecorino. Also spelled strascenate.

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