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tortei di patate

potato pancakes

Especially popular in Trentino's Val di Non, these are made with the grated potato, a bit of flour, salt and fried in oil or lard, and served with speck, cheese, beans and vegetables as part of a light meal. Singular is tortel.

There's even a ConfraternitĂ  della torta e del tortel da patate in Sporminore.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Filisara, Creative Commons License