Friday, April 2, 2010

A Lenten Recipe


On the solemn occasion of Good Friday, I am sharing a traditional Italian recipe from my mother's family. They were originally from Naples. This is an Italian mac and cheese, which we would have during Lent. My family finds it a simple meal for this day.

Pastira

1-1/4 lbs perciatelli pasta or spaghetti, cooked (in the picture, I used perciatelli--it is a hollow sort of spaghetti)
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Parmesan cheese
8 oz. shredded mozzarella
1 lb. ricotta
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a greased 9" x 13" casserole dish. Bake covered at 375 degrees F for 40 minute, then uncover and bake 10-20 minutes more. Cool 10 minutes, and cut into squares.
Also very good as a cold leftover.

3 comments:

paola said...

so pleased i found you, i love that you share your Itilian recipes with us blog hoppers too. Thanks for the lovely comments left on my blog and i have become one of your followers in the hope that you gonna share more recipes with us, hint!
Hope you and your family had a great easter
smiles
Paola

Pam said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, Paola! You made my day when I got home from work! I am so excited to have you as a follower!
Hugs to you,
Pam

shelly said...

Yum, this looks so good. I lived in Naples, Italy for 3 years. I really came to love Naples, it's such a great city. I traveled to different places in Italy but Naples always had the best food and the friendliest people.
Ciao!
Shell