Gran’ cutt’ is a traditional pasta dish from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a type of handmade pasta that is typically served with a rich tomato sauce and grated pecorino cheese. This dish can be found in various towns and communes in Basilicata, including Matera, Potenza, and Melfi.

In Matera, you can find Gran’ cutt’ at local pasta shops such as La Credenza and La Bottega del Gusto. These stores specialize in handmade pasta and offer a variety of traditional dishes from the region. In Potenza, you can visit La Pastaia, a renowned pasta shop that also sells Gran’ cutt’ along with other local specialties.

To prepare Gran’ cutt’, you will need the following ingredients: durum wheat flour, water, salt, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and pecorino cheese. First, make the pasta dough by mixing the flour, water, and salt until it forms a smooth and elastic dough. Roll out the dough and cut it into small rectangular shapes. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente.

Meanwhile, prepare the tomato sauce by sautéing garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and cook until they break down and form a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drain the cooked pasta and toss it in the tomato sauce. Serve hot with a generous sprinkle of grated pecorino cheese.

Gran’ cutt’ is recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Basilicata. This recognition ensures that the dish is made using traditional methods and ingredients from the region. The specifications for Gran’ cutt’ include using durum wheat flour, hand-rolling the pasta, and serving it with a tomato-based sauce and pecorino cheese.

Sources:
– “Gran’ cutt’ di Basilicata” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “La Credenza” – www.lacredenzamatera.it
– “La Bottega del Gusto” – www.labottegadelgusto.it
– “La Pastaia” – www.lapastaia.it