I prepare farsu magru, also known as farsumauru, just to get the sugo for pasta. Literally the name means “false lean,” perhaps because you are making something rich out of particularly lean ingredients. In other words,
First butterfly the steak: Using a long, sharp knife, cut it nearly in half horizontally, stopping within about
In a bowl, combine the ground beef, raw eggs, parsley, bread, Parmesan cheese, and
In a heavy skillet or sauté pan, heat
Drain off the burned oil from the skillet, add
Transfer the meat to a carving board, reserving the pan sauce in the pot, and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Snip the strings on the meat and cut into slices about
Your house table red will be fine here, but if you want to stay in Sicily, look for a red from Planeta, Cos, Regaleali, Morgante, or Abbazia Sant’ Anastasia.
Some recipes call for baby beef or veal, which will cook in about 1½ hours. Others use caciocavallo cheese in place of the provolone and add a few strips of green onion to the stuffing. And still others call for roasting the meat in a 350°F oven for about 3 hours and basting it with white wine.
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