Fregola

Fregola

Pronounced:

FREG-o-lah

Fregola are very similar to Cuscussu in the way they are made but they are larger spheres. Fregola originated in Sardinia so many recipes include saffron in both the dough and the sauce.

Shape description

Rubbed into small bead-like balls

Origin
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Meaning of the name

Fricare- To rub

Alternative names

Fregula, Freula, Fregua

Instructions for making

Fregola

Best Flour
Durum-wheat
Ingredients
Durum-wheat, water, (saffron)
Difficulty
Medium

Rubbed in a wide ceramic or wodden bowl until larger (than cuscussu) and more regular spheres are formed. These are lightly tosted to dry and then boiled when ready to serve.

How best to serve
Fregola

toasted until crunchy with a nutty flavour before being boiled in a stew, broth or tomato based sauce. Pasta salads, chunky veg

Recommended dish or sauce

With roasted veg

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