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Fregola, which means crumb in Italian, consists of small balls of dry dough, like dry pasta but small ...
 
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April 28, 2014
Fregola

Fregola, which means crumb in Italian, consists of small balls of dry dough, like dry pasta but small and round. Fregola can range from the size of a grape pit to the size of a cherry pit. Once cooked it is a wonderful addition to fish soups or stews and is also delicious as a side dish. Cook fregola as you would any pasta, in plenty of boiling salted water. Drain the fregola and dress it with sauce, or stir it into a saucy dish. Today, fregola can be bought in specialty stores in plastic or cellophane bags like dry pasta and, like dry pasta; it keeps well for several months.