Stuffed piadina

ITALIAN FLATBREAD

Author: @guendolyn79 Serves: 3 Time: 5′

Difficulty: easy

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Ingredients

  • 3 piadina (italian flatbread)
  • salad, ham, grilled zucchini, dried tomatoes, tomato, cheese….. anything you like!

Procedure

Put the piadina in the pan on one side for a couple of minutes, then turn it around and fill with your favourite ingredients.

Then fold or roll the piadina, as you wish

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This time I did these versions:

  • tomato, mozzarella, turkey ham, olives
  • stracchino (soft sour cheese) raw ham and grilled zucchini
  • Turkey ham, olives, dried tomatoes

Story of the recipe

This is a traditional dish of a region in the north-centre of Italy: Emilia-Romagna.

But it’s so famous you can find it in every bar or supermarket… obviously not the same as you would eat homemade and fresh with the original recipe.

A real romagnolo (inhabitant of that part of the region where piadina comes from) would be very angry at me to suggest a ready-to-go piadina instead of a traditional homemade recipe… don’t tell anyone!

Usually it is a substitute for a meal or used as appetizer/brunch in smaller pieces

In the traditional version, piadina should be filled with squacquerone (a particular soft/sour cheese) the world famous raw ham that is made in that region: Prosciutto di Parma d.o.p. and arugula/rocket

Fun fact: emilia and romagna are one political region but with two really separate “cultural entities” who can not stand each other traditionally.

SO piadina is made in romagna, and the ham is made in emilia… I never understood how could they manage to make this thing work!

A food mistery!

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