Frattau bread is an extremely tasty dish: it’s also easy to make, and is a real classic of Sardinian cuisine.
Its main ingredients, carasau bread, eggs and Sardinian pecorino, make it ideal as a main course or starter.
The recipe was originally invented to make use of leftover carasau bread, but it has now become a delicious and tasty dish that’s impossible to resist in its own right!
If you can’t wait to try it, follow these steps to prepare unbeatable frattau bread.
Making frattau bread is quite simple. Peel the onion, chop it and brown it in a saucepan with some tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. When the onion is done, add the tomato sauce and salt, and then cook for around 14 minutes over a medium heat. Season with basil leaves.
While the sauce is cooking, prepare the poached eggs. Heat a pot with 2 litres of water and 200ml of vinegar. When the water starts to boil, crack an egg into a bowl and, using a whisk, stir the water quickly to create a whirlpool. Drop the egg into the centre of this, and allow the white to wrap around the yolk. This will take approximately 2 minutes. If the whirlpool slows excessively, stir the water gently with a spoon.
When the egg is ready, drain it with a skimmer and dry it with absorbent paper.
Break the carasau bread sheets into four pieces each. When the tomato sauce is almost ready, pour the stock into a large pot and, when hot, dip the carasau bread sheets in it (making sure not to soak them too much) and place them on 4 plates. Alternate a layer of carasau bread with a layer of tomato sauce and grated pecorino.
Every plate should have two layers, topped with a generous sprinkling of grated pecorino and one poached egg. Serve immediately.
Mature Sardinian Pecorino
For the Frattau Bread:
- Carasau bread 8 sheets
- Tomato sauce 350 ml
- Lamb or sheep stock 1,2 l
- Onion 1/2
- Fattorie Girau mature Sardinian pecorino as required
- Extra virgin olive oil as required
- Basil leaves as required
- Salt as required
For the poached eggs:
- Eggs 4
- Water 2 l
- Vinegar 200 ml
- Saltas required