1. Arancini

Arancini are fried rice balls, cooked with breadcrumbs. They are usually filled with ragu (meat and tomato sauce), mozzarella and peas. There are many regional variants with different fillings and shape. The name derives from their shape and color, arancini in italian language means “small orange”). In eastern Sicily (especially in Catania), arancini have a more conical shape.

Arancini

2. Cannoli

Cannoli are typical Sicilian pastry dessert, they have a tube shape and usually are filled with ricotta.

Cannoli

3. Pasta alla norma

The origin of this recipe is from Catania, the pasta is made with tomato sauce, olive oil, eggplants, basil, salt and ricotta.

 

Pasta alla norma

4. Gelato di pistacchio

Ice cream with pistachio flavor, that is my favorite.

gelato di pistacchio

5. Le panelle

Le panelle are Sicilian fritters of chickpea flour. They are a popular street food in Palermo and are often eaten between slices of bread, like a sandwich.

Le pannele

6. La granita di pistacchio

La granita is  semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. You can find granita everywhere in Italy but originally is from Sicily.

La granita di pistacchio

7. Il pizzolo

Il pizzolo is a typical product of Sicilian cuisine, especially in the Province of Syracuse. It consists of  two pizzas one above the other, superficially seasoned with oil, oregano, pepper, parmesan cheese and salt and stuffed with various ingredients, salted (with meat, vegetables, cheese or salami) or sweet (with pistachio cream, chocolate cream, )

Il pizzolo

8. Panino con la milza

Panino con la milza is a popular street food in Palermo, it is a sandwich made with pieces of milt and veal lung. In the sandwich there is also grated cheese or cottage cheese. To be honest i never tried this, but I suggest you to try it because they told me that is very tasty.

Panino con la milza

9. Le genovesi

Le genovesi are made of 2 disks of soft cookie-like dough with a crispy exterior, which are filled with custard that should be creamy and scented with lemon zest. These custard-filled pastries sport a dusting of powdered sugar, and are best eaten warm from the oven. The best place to eat genovesi is the pastry shop of Maria Grammatico in the hilltop town of Erice, in Trapani.

Le genovesi

10. Pasta di mandorla

There are lot of cookies made with almond flavor, and they are really good, you can choose which one to take, but all of them will melt in your mouth!

 

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