Pani a fitti

Lu Pani a Fitti is a traditional recipe from the cooking of the poor Aggese (people from Aggius). It was also called “Dish of the poor”, as it was prepared by families with few economic resources, which allowed for the recycling of the stale bread; usually homemade and made with durum wheat flour. A simple but very tasty recipe.

Recipe for Pani a fitti


  • Stale bread from durum wheat
  • Cheese
  • Basilico
  • 1 tube of tomato paste
  • Onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste

To prepare the sauce, brown the onion in the oil and add the tomato paste. Cook for a few minutes, adding a little water, the basil and the salt. Cook for about 15 minutes on low heat. Separately, put some water in a saucepan, bring it to a boil and add some salt. While the water comes to a boil, take the stale bread and cut into chunks. Put the bread in water and let it cook for about 2 minutes, then drain. Top the pieces of bread with the sauce previously prepared and season with plenty of cheese.

The Pairing:
Lu Pani a Fitti goes perfectly well with a full-bodied and aromatic red wine, perfect pairing with our Fraìli