is a traditional dish made of pork parts in the city of Reggio Calabria
Reggio di Calabria , commonly known as Reggio Calabria or Reggio, is the biggest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, southern Italy, and is the capital of the Province of Reggio Calabria and seat of the Council of Calabrian government.Reggio is located on the "toe" of the Italian...
and the surrounding province. Curcùci
is also made in the preparation process. Frittola ("frittula") is a similar dish eaten in Palermo, Sicily made from calf instead of pork.
Frittole is prepared by cooking pork rind, pork meat and other less noble parts of the pig (part of the neck, cheek, tongue, nose, ears, kidneys, etc.) with pork fat (for taste). A Lonely Planet
travel guide describes it as a soup made from meat, marrow
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, bone marrow in large bones produces new blood cells. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in adults weighing 65 kg , bone marrow accounts for approximately 2.6 kg...
It is cooked slowly over embers of coal and stirred. in the "caddàra
", the traditional tinned copper pot that is set up outside the butcher (traditionally on Saturdays) to serve the food freshly prepared so as to be consumed hot. Once you have exhausted the content of the cooking, all that remains on the bottom of the pot, leftovers and suet, it solidifies and takes the name of curcùci
(product very similar to the Neapolitan pork) that can be consumed in various ways, including ricucinati more with fried eggs. Typical preparations, in which people are the curcuci "on polenta
Polenta is a dish made from boiled cornmeal. The word "polenta" is borrowed from Italian.-Description:Polenta is made with ground yellow or white cornmeal , which can be ground coarsely or finely depending on the region and the texture desired.As it is known today, polenta derives from earlier...
who brocculi and curcuci" (which is consumed during the winter) and with "pita ricotta
Ricotta is an Italian dairy product made from sheep milk whey left over from the production of cheese. Although typically referred to as ricotta cheese, ricotta is not properly a cheese because it is not produced by coagulation of casein...
", and the "ovu curcuci" (typical dish of the Easter Monday outing, day that Reggio is called "Pascuni").
Frittoli pronteL'uccisione of the pig, in Calabria, is a true collective ritual, of a liberating and at the same time propitiatory, during which the threat of natural forces is imprisoned in a symbolic ritual and culture. In fact, past the pig Calabrese was called "black", an appellation which is to represent not only the color but, like the wild boar, even the wild in the woods. The typical popular saying "ru porcu not jetta components" (the pig does not lose anything) indicates that during all stages of the killing and slaughter, it takes food from all parts of the animal.
The frittole in Reggio Calabria, by tradition, are consumed during the Feast of Our Lady of Consolation, during which around the old town you can smell it, helping to create the colorful and distinctive festive atmosphere of the people.
Mammola is a comune in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 70 km southwest of Catanzaro and about 60 km northeast of Reggio Calabria...
an ancient tradition survives of making the serenity when you kill the pig, sung and played with accordion and guitar to honor the family. This special evening is celebrated with friends and family with the tasting of "frittole, obviously accompanied by a glass of wine and bread pizza" (corn bread), prepared during the day and cooked in the typical "caddàra.
The frittole are consumed in many ways, but more traditionally during the weekly Saturday rituals "u pani ca 'scorcìtta" (bun with rind), accompanied by the local red wine.
There is still the custom to hold the typical "Frittoli, big table with unique dishes are the frittole, red wine and citrus fruit salad (oranges, lemons, bergamot) to end a meal.
In the province of Cosenza, the Frittoli and Frisui are matched with the fried egg.