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6 original ways to prepare the eggs – Italian Cuisine


At La Scuola de la Cucina Italiana the course dedicated to eggs is back, with some special dates out of the calendar

Why stop at omelettes or scrambled eggs? The eggs are not just the salvacena par excellence, there are many different ways to cook an egg and many ingredients to match it.

Cooking methods, combinations and consistencies will therefore be at the center of the course "The eggs", Who returns to our program with a new educational plan, only for some selected dates.

Here are the you are recipes that you can prepare together with our chefs, to make the most of the potential of the eggs:

1. Quail eggs with root salad

Smaller and more delicate, quail eggs will surely amaze diners. We will prepare them with a bull's eye, in an intersection of consistencies between soft and crunchy vegetables.

2. Egg-egg with bottarga, candied lime and chilli pepper

Salty, sweet and spicy: three flavors will meet in the famous "egg with eggs" by Gualtiero Marchesi.

3. Egg cooked at 68 ° C with salad of vegetables and legumes

You will learn how to best perform temperature-controlled cooking. An alternative method to prepare a poached egg different from usual.

4. Poached egg, salmon and hollandaise sauce

A classic suitable for a savory breakfast or a brunch buffet.

5. Egg in shape with cream of celeriac and crispy bacon

Have you ever tried to cook an egg in shape in the food film? Look at the result in the video by clicking here.

6. Egg soufflé, spinach and pecorino

The proof that with a simple egg you can make a surprising dish: we will prepare an egg-only soufflé with steaming.

Consult the dates by clicking here and select the edition best suited to you in the box on the right.

Cotechino at New Year's Eve, 4 ideas to serve it in an original way – Italian Cuisine


The cotechino it is one of the inevitable dishes during the new Year's Eve dinner. Indeed, it is probably the main protagonist of the menu. But how can you present yourself at the table in an alternative way? Here are some tips to propose the cotechino in way original.

Croutons of fried polenta and cotechino

To prepare gluttons croutons of fried polenta and cotechino First of all cut into slices not too thick (1 or 2 cm at most) 400 grams of polenta already surplice, very easy to find at the supermarket. In a frying pan a lot of heat is heated up olive oil and fry the polenta slices. Once they are ready, they sit on pieces of paper towels to remove excess oil. In the meantime, boil one cotechino from 300 grams for about twenty minutes. It is freed from the external skin, cut into slices and added to the fried polenta croutons. Everything is held steady with gods toothpicks and here's a great one starter in perfect theme New Year.

Cotechino, the recipe for doing it in crust

The Cotechino In Crust represents an original variant to serve this great classic on New Year's Eve. 300 grams of boiling water is boiled in salted water spinach. Then fry in olive oil one clove garlic, they are added to the pan spinach and meanwhile, 400 grams of salt are cooked in salted water cotechino. After about 15-20 minutes, take a roll of puff pastry, it is placed on the baking paper and it is stuffed first with the spinach and then with the cotechino. Roll the dough by closing the two side edges, brush it all with one egg beaten and finally let it cook in oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes at most.

Cotechino baskets and lentils

To give a touch of fantasy to the more traditional pair of New Year's Eve you can prepare some cotechino baskets and lentils. 350 grams of it are cooked for just over 30 minutes lentils, together with 150 grams of past of tomato, a onion chopped, oil, celery it's a carrot diced and puts himself in a pot full of water a cotechino precooked 300 grams, to cook for 15 minutes. You set a roll of brisè pasta on a plane and, with the help of a circular cup, you cut out circles, to be used later to line the muffin molds but turned to the contrary. Lightly pinch the edges of the dough and keep in the oven at 180 degrees until they are well browned (it will take about a quarter of an hour or so). Finally, after warming i baskets, it remains only fill them with the lentils is two slices of cotechino.

Cotechino mini burger

THE cotechino mini burger they are a decidedly quick and easy recipe. After cooking a cotechino from 300 grams, you cut it into slices, freeing it of the film, and then arrange the slices in half a kilo of sandwiches to the milk, previously divided into two. In any case, sandwich, in short, his slice. The mini burgers are seasoned with a thread ofoil, mustard and one or two leaves of lettuce and here is a very original finger food made with cotechino able to add a touch of fantasy to your New Year's dinner.

New Year's Cocktail, many original ideas to toast the new year – Italian Cuisine


As an aperitif, but also for the midnight toast. There are many alternatives to sparkling wine, easy New Year's cocktails even to prepare at home

If you've been toasting "new year" with Spumante and Champagne for years, you could do one this time exception to the rule and propose to your guests something different: a cocktail, for example.

The recipes are really a lot, but the interesting thing to know is that even if you are not gods bartender, you can make some easy mixtures to prepare even at home.

Extra Dry Martini

It was the New Year's day of 1900 when this was launched special vermouth, which is still on the market today. This is used to create a perfect one Martini Cocktail, to be tasted especially as appetizer. To achieve this you need to combine 60 ml of gin with 10 ml of Martini Extra Dry vermouth, which must be mixed with energy together with 5 ice cubes. The cocktail should be served with agreen olive immersed in liquid and stuck in a toothpick.

Moscow Mule with pomegranate

To stay on theme with the party, we can use the pomegranate, which everyone considers as one lucky food. You will have to combine 50 ml of vodka with 20 ml of pomegranate juice, then add a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and a splash of lime juice, a teaspoon of honey and lots of ice. Finally, add 10 ml of ginger ale (or better, ginger beer) and garnish with a pomegranate wedge.

Prosecco cocktail

Another "must" of the last year are the bubbles. But why not make them more original by joining them, for example, to a sorbet? You can choose the one you like most, maybe always at pomegranate, not to go off topic. Just a teaspoon to add to one flûte of Prosecco or Champagne, to have the perfect drink to toast.

Kiwi batidae

Attention also to the teetotalers. To avoid excluding those who do not love or can not drink alcohol, here is a recipe based on this winter fruit, easy to do at home. To make it you will need coconut milk, orzata, kiwi, lime and ice. Just put everything in the blender to get a fresh and tasty drink (complete recipe: kiwi).

Smeralda

There is also room for beer lovers, and not just Baladin. Pounded 3 more, 1 strawberry and 4 raspberries in a shaker. Add 10 ml of Baladin Nora white beer and strain into the glass with a colander. At this point, add 20 ml of lime juice, 10 ml of sambuca and another 10 ml of beer. To decorate you could use a strawberry slice (complete recipe: Smeralda).