Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes

 Ladies, I’ve got something for you that I think you will absolutely love. Everyone, I don’t care who are, loves Italian food. Whatever it may be. Whether it be spaghetti, Lasagna, or even Pizza. Though Pizza is actually an adopted dish. Or maybe you are a person who like a more traditional dish like Eggplant Parmesan or Gnocchi. Regardless of who you are, I know you will like this. Here’s the Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes.

 

Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes: Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmigiana is an incredibly popular Italian dish! It consists of a breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, parmesan or provolone cheese. It is based on a combination of the Italian melanzane alla Parmigiana, a dish using breaded eggplant slices instead of chicken, along with costelette Parmigiana. This dish is commonly the base of a number of different meals. It’s also sometimes used as the subject of eating contests at some restaurants. Here’s the Recipe:

 

         INGREDIENTS:

4 chicken breast halves

Salt and pepper

1⁄2 cup of breadcrumbs

1 egg

4 teaspoons of melted butter

2 cups of spaghetti or tomato sauce

4 slices of mozzarella cheese

1 teaspoon of grated parmesan cheese

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pound the chicken until it’s flat
  2. Put some salt and pepper to taste the chicken.
  3. Dip the chicken in the egg, and then throw in the bread crumbs.
  4. Fry in butter in hot skillet, turning and browning for 10 minutes or until chicken is done.
  5. Place slices of mozzarella on top of chicken.
  6. Top with parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover and cook until cheese is melted.
  8. Serve with a side of spaghetti.

 

 

   Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes: Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce                 

Bolognese sauce is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. It is customarily used to dress “tagliatelle al ragù” and to prepare “lasagna alla Bolognese”. It can also be used with other broad, flat pasta shapes, such as pappardelle or fettuccine. Genuine ragù alla Bolognese is a slowly cooked sauce, and its preparation involves several techniques, including sweating, sautéing and braising.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 cups of chopped onion

1/2 cups of chopped carrot

1/2 cup of chopped celery

1 1/2 teaspoons of chopped garlic

1 teaspoon of salt

1 bay leaf

1 pound of ground tenderloin

3/4 pound of ground pork

2 ounces of pancetta

1/4 cup of tomato sauce

2 cups of plum tomatoes

1 1/2 cups of vegetable broth

1 cup of white wine

1 cup of milk

1/8 teaspoon of grated nutmeg

1 (2-ounce) piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano

1 (3-inch) of cinnamon stick

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

8 cups of cooked spaghetti

1/2 cup of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1/2 cup of chopped parsley

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in an oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and bay leaf to pan;
  3. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  4. Bump up the heat to medium-high.
  5. Add the ground tenderloin, pancetta, and a pinch of salt
  6. Sauté until the tenderloin loses its pink color.
  7. Stir in tomato paste. Cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add tomato and next the next handful of ingredients
  9. Reduce heat, and simmer for about 45 minutes
  10. Add cinnamon and simmer
  11. Remove the bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and rinds
  12. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  13. Arrange 1 cup noodles on each of 8 plates;
  14. Top each with about 3/4 cup sauce.
  15. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon grated cheese and 1 tablespoon parsley.

 

 

Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes: Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan is an Italian dish made with a deep-fried sliced aubergine filling, layered with cheese and tomato sauce. Parmigiana made with a filling of eggplant is the earliest and still unique Italian version. The origin of the dish is claimed by both the Southern regions of Campania and Sicily.

INGREDIENTS:


The Sauce:
1/4 cup of olive oil
3 onions
6 cloves of peeled and grated garlic

Kosher salt
1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 cans of San Marzano tomatoes


The Eggplant:
2 eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds
1/2 cup of flour
Fresh black pepper
5 large eggs
3 tablespoons of milk
4 cups of breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon of oregano
1 tablespoon of thyme
1 1/2 to 2 cups of Vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds of mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of Parmesan
1 pound of provolone cheese
2 handfuls of fresh basil

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes on each side.
  • In a baking dish spread spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom. Place a layer of eggplant slices in the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with the cheeses. Sprinkle basil on top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes: Toasted Rye Bread Panzanella

 

INGREDIENTS:

¼ pound of rye bread

¼ cup of 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

Kosher salt and black pepper

½ pound of tomatoes

½ cup of torn fresh basil leaves

½ cup of Havarti

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350° F. Toss the bread with 2 tablespoons of the oil and toast, toss until crisp.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ¼ cup oil, the vinegar, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the tomatoes, bread, basil, and Havarti and toss to combine.

 

 

Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes: Brown Butter Gnocchi

 

INGREDIENTS:

Kosher salt
3 large russet potatoes (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds)
1 to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 large egg
for the sauce:
6 tablespoons salted butter
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
4 sage leaves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup shaved and/or coarsely grated parmesan cheese

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 40 minutes. Spread potatoes on a baking sheet; sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  • Scoop potatoes into a large bowl. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup. Add 2 tablespoons chives, pepper, and eggs; gently knead just until dough comes together (about 1 minute).
  • Cut dough into 4 equal portions, and roll each into a 22-inch-long rope. Cut each rope into 22 pieces. Cook half of gnocchi 3 minutes in boiling water.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Add nuts; cook 2 minutes or until butter browns. Discard garlic. Set aside half of butter mixture. Add half of gnocchi to pan; toss. Cook 1 minute or until browned. Repeat with remaining butter and gnocchi. Divide gnocchi evenly among 4 shallow bowls. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chives and cheese.

 

 

Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes: Conclusion


There you have it, Ladies! The Top 5 Classic Italian Recipes! Now, go pick one and try it out. Or pick all of them if you want. Also, let me know in the comments below if there’s a recipe that you think is better. I love to hear your thoughts. Thanks again for reading my posts. It means the world to me. See you next time.