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Sformati / sformato

rworange | May 3, 2007 01:04 PM

What does this Italian dish mean to you and do you have any recipes to share?

I had my first sformato this morning for breakfast. It was a warm, light, almost souffle-like dish with veggies and ricotta mixed with the eggs and topped with bechemel. It looked a little like this ...
http://www.formaggipaolapanone.com/im...

Looking on the web, there are recipes all over the place. This site ... with LOTS of sformati recipes says ...

" ... the word sformato derives from sformare, which means to unmold. The batter ... almost always contains beaten eggs (one occasionally finds white sauce instead) ... Savory sformati can be made with vegetables ... or they can be made with pasta, potatoes, or rice, at which point they're generally set in ring molds and used to accompany stews, which go into the well. Sformati can also be sweet. In almost all cases they're served with sauces of one sort or another."

http://italianfood.about.com/library/...

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