Tortelli di patate

Tortelli di patate is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a type of stuffed pasta that is filled with a mixture of mashed potatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and sometimes other ingredients like herbs or cured meats. The pasta is typically square-shaped and served with a simple sauce or butter.

This delicious dish can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma. In Bologna, you can find tortelli di patate at popular pasta shops like La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese and Osteria dell’Orsa. In Modena, you can try it at Trattoria Aldina or Osteria Francescana. In Parma, you can find it at Trattoria Corrieri or Ristorante Cocchi.

Here is a simple recipe for tortelli di patate:

Ingredients:
– 500g potatoes
– 100g Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Fresh pasta sheets

Instructions:
1. Boil the potatoes until they are tender. Drain and let them cool slightly.
2. Peel the potatoes and mash them in a bowl. Add the grated cheese, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
3. Roll out the pasta sheets and cut them into squares.
4. Place a spoonful of the potato mixture in the center of each square. Fold the pasta over to form a triangle and press the edges to seal.
5. Cook the tortelli in boiling salted water for a few minutes until they float to the surface.
6. Serve the tortelli with your favorite sauce or simply toss them in melted butter and sprinkle with more grated cheese.

Tortelli di patate has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for tortelli di patate include using specific ingredients like potatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and fresh pasta, as well as following traditional preparation methods.

Sources:
– “Tortelli di patate” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it
– “Tortelli di patate” – www.cucinaitaliana.it