What is Pallotte Cacio e Uova?
In the Abruzzo region of Italy, about 2 hours east of Rome lies the beautiful town of Pacentro. Perched precariously high on a mountainside, this peaceful town defies gravity and is listed as one of the most beautiful in Italy. It was very close to where I lived in Abruzzo, so I'd often visit one of my favourite restaurants, specifically to eat my most favourite Italian treat. Pallotte - Cacio e Uova are unique to Abruzzo and use humble, everyday ingredients.
Breadcrumbs, egg and Pecorino cheese are combined to form a dough that is formed into balls. These balls are then shallow fried. Finally, the they're simmered in a simple tomato ragù. The results are nothing short of miraculous! Soft, plump bread balls in a tangy tomato sauce. The cheese from the breadballs also makes its way into the sauce, creating an even more intense flavour. Perfection.