Thursday, November 11, 2010


No meat dish is as simple to prepare as straccetti and, despite this, these beef stripes are tasty and succulent and, on top of that, they work well as a base for more sofisticated dishes, depending on the ingredients you want to serve with them.
Here is the simplest way...

for 3-4 people

400 g of soft beef meat (you may ask your butcher to cut it extremely thin, in stripes about 3 cm wide, better if with a cutter)
2 tablespoons of wite wine
2 fresh sage leaves
1 clove of garlic
150 g of flakes of parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons of extravirgin olive oil
salt and black pepper

Put the garlic clove into a large frying pan with the olive oil, when it starts to brown lightly discard it.
Add the sage leaves, then the beef stripes and cook them for no longer than 2 minutes per side (it could be shorter or longer depending on one's taste)
Just before taking the meat off the heat add the wine, salt and ground black pepper and let boil off quickly.
Take off the heat and lay on top of the straccetti the parmesan cheese flakes. You could also add some rocket salad or some thinly sliced mushrooms, they work really well together!
Serve hot and...buon appetito!

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