Chiacchere- A typical Italian fried treat enjoyed during the holidays. Chiacchere are found in different places in Italy during the famous Carnevale festivities! These fried treats are made using flour, sugar, olive oil and often with a pinch of salt. The dough is rolled into thin strips and then deep-fried in hot oil until golden brown and crunchy.
– 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/4 cup granulated sugar – 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – 1 3/4 Tablespoons dry white wine grappa, or rum or even brandy or even orange juice – 1 1/2 cups 200 grams all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting – Oil for frying
Cook time:10 min
Fun facts about Carnevale in Italy Carnevale is not only a time to celebrate and is a festival that last weeks, but also a time to enjoy amazing food. During the carnival in Umbria, for instance you may taste struffoli, a sweet typical of Perugia, made with honey, sugar and candied fruits. The cicerchiata is another typical Umbrian recipe.
How long should I fry the chiacchiere? Fry the chiacchiere for a few seconds on each side until they are a light golden color. Make sure to adjust the heat of the oil so that it does not burn them.
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