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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

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    38 mins

    30 mins

    8 mins

    MariaLuisa's Note:

    These little fried potato crescents are very popular around the tip of the Adriatic. Basically, they consist of potato gnocchi dough which is fried and served as a side. I eat 'em with ketchup.

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    chifele ...

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    • 1/2 lb potato, unpeeled (about 1 large)
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
    • 1 tablespoon onion, grated (optional)
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 2 cups vegetable oil


    1. 1
      Boil the potato in salted water about 25 minutes until tender. Drain and cool.
    2. 2
      Peel the potato and rice it into a bowl (or mash it very well). Cool completely.
    3. 3
      Beat the egg with the salt and optional onion and add it to the potato with the melted butter. Mix.
    4. 4
      Add the flour. Mix well.
    5. 5
      Lay a sheet of wax paper on your work surface. Working with a heaping tablespoon of the dough at a time, roll it between your hands until it is 3-4 inches long and a half inch thick. Bend it into a hairpin shape and place it on the wax paper. Continue in this manner with the remaining dough.
    6. 6
      In a medium skillet heat the oil (should be about 1/2 inch) until it is hot but not smoking. Put a test chifeletto in the pan. It should fry up to a golden brown in about two minutes, turning once. Fry the remaining chifeletti in batches, remove with a slotted spoon or spatula, and drain on paper towels as they are done.
    7. 7
      Serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 20, 2010


      My Italian aunt used to make them when I was a child; After telling DH about them, he wanted to try them, so I looked for a recipe, and here I am. This worked great, very good instructions. DH loved them, so I suppose I'll make them again :) Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chifeletti

    Serving Size: 1 (801 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 184.6
    Calories from Fat 170
    Total Fat 18.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 10.0 mg
    Sodium 31.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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