Chestnut Pasta alla Palermitana

Francine Segan | Thu, 11/03/2022 - 12:40
Chestnut pasta / Photo courtesy of Francine Segan
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Cooking Time
55 minutes

Spaghetti with chestnuts is a traditional Sicilian autumn first course, especially popular in the province of Palermo. It’s made with just two ingredients! This savory-sweet dish is a total game changer. Only the Italians could create a gourmet feast with so little.

The trick: The spaghetti is cooked right in the water along with the chestnuts, risotto style. It’s a classic autumn dish from the tradition of la cucina povera — “poor” recipes — from Palermo. It’s so creamy,

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