Stricchetti, Farfallini, Scrichèt, Fiuchèt

Stricchetti, also known as Farfallini, Scrichèt, or Fiuchèt, is a traditional pasta from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This unique pasta can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma. It is often sold in local pasta shops, specialty food stores, and markets throughout the region.

One popular recipe featuring Stricchetti is “Stricchetti with Prosciutto and Peas.” This dish combines the pasta with prosciutto, peas, and a creamy sauce for a delicious and comforting meal. Another classic recipe is “Stricchetti with Tomato and Basil,” which highlights the pasta’s delicate shape and pairs it with a simple yet flavorful tomato and basil sauce.

Stricchetti has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which signifies its traditional production methods and ties to the Emilia-Romagna region. The pasta is typically made with durum wheat semolina and water, and its unique shape is achieved by twisting small squares of pasta dough. It is often served with a variety of sauces, from simple butter and cheese to more complex meat or vegetable-based options.

Sources:
– “Stricchetti: la pasta fatta a mano” (https://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/sapori/prodotti-tipici/stricchetti-la-pasta-fatta-a-mano.html)
– “Stricchetti: la pasta tipica di Bologna” (https://www.bolognatoday.it/cucina/stricchetti-pasta-tipica-bolognese.html)