Involtini di cotenna

Involtini di cotenna is a traditional dish from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It consists of pork rind rolls stuffed with a flavorful filling and cooked in a rich tomato sauce. This dish can be found in various towns and communes of Basilicata, including Matera, Potenza, and Melfi.

In Matera, you can find Involtini di cotenna at local butcher shops such as Macelleria Forni. They offer high-quality pork rind and other ingredients needed for this recipe. In Potenza, La Bottega del Gusto is a popular store that sells all the necessary ingredients for making Involtini di cotenna.

To prepare Involtini di cotenna, you will need pork rind, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese, and salt. The pork rind is rolled up with the filling and secured with toothpicks. It is then cooked in a tomato sauce until tender and flavorful. This dish is often served with crusty bread or polenta.

Involtini di cotenna is recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Basilicata. The specifications for this recognition include using locally sourced pork rind, traditional stuffing ingredients, and following specific cooking methods. This ensures the authenticity and quality of the dish.

Sources:
– “Involtini di cotenna” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “Involtini di cotenna: la ricetta tradizionale” – www.gustobasilicata.it