I don't live in South Philadelphia, but my neighbor did. He tells me this is as close to the 'real deal' as you can get... (actually he says better, because Tony Luke's cooks the broccoli rabe too much)Tony Luke's is a walk-up sandwich joint down at Front and Oregon in South Philadelphia...You don't get more "South Philly" than this! People stand in lines around the corner for this and their Chicken Special, which is the same sandwich, but with an Italian Fried Chicken Cutlet instead of the roast pork. Mangia! Start this in the morning because it has to cook slowly until it falls apart.
Posted by request. Every Italian family has their own version of this dish. My grandmother made it with a simple garlic/cheese "stuffing", which is the same way I still make it. It can be served as a main course or as part of the "meat course" along with the meatballs, sausage, etc.
This is a different kind of stuffed pepper. We use a very flavorful bread stuffing. Large scale fights would break out over who got seconds of these…I’m the youngest of the “Grandchildren” on my Dad’s side of the family and I used to help my Grandmom make these just so I could get first “dibs” on them before they hit the dinner table
My Mother's side of the family is from Siracusa, Sicily, where there is a lot of Greek influence in the cooking. Serafina was my Great Aunt and this was her 'signature dish'. We never had a 'recipe' for this dish until my Mom and I decided to write it down recently. You can shortcut this recipe by using left over broth and chicken from the last pot of chicken soup you've made. Just skip down to the frying pan directions. (I'm totally guessing on the prep/cook time... if you're using leftover chicken soup, cut about an hour off the cook time) We even eat this cold!
The fresh mozzarella for this salad is warmed in a hot oven for a short time, giving it this soft, luscious heavenly texture. The vinegarette and kalamata olives are a nice foil for the richness of the cheese. Buon Appetit! Oh the credit for this goes to a recipe card from Safeway... the fine print says "try-foods, int'l".. I've made a few adjustments
Very rich flavorful comforting stew. You'll want some nice crusty bread to soak in the 'gravy' that gets made in this dish. You could probably modify this for a crock pot as well, though I haven't tried. The bocconcini here doesn't refer to the little mozzarella balls, it refers to the bite sized pieces of veal. I got this recipe from Gourmet Magazine March 2003 issue. (p.s you can also sub Italian Hot peppers or jalapeno's for the Thai chiles... they're quite hot!)
Mint, not just for desserts anymore! If you've ever planted mint you know it grows wild. My grandmother used to find some great ways to use it up! (cooking time includes time to allow flavors to blend)