Fregula con Arselle: Tiny Sardinian Pasta with Clams

Francine Segan | Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:37
Fregula con Arselle - photo courtesy of Francine Segan
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30 minutes

Fregula, or fregola, are tiny toasted pasta nuggets popular in Sardinia for centuries. Some food historians believe it was first introduced from North Africa in the tenth century. There are historical documents dating to the 14th century that mention fregula in northern Sardinia noting that by law it could only be made Monday through Friday as part of a series of regulations on water usage. Saturdays and Sundays the water was allocated for watering gardens.

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