Latte Brusco, a creamy surprise in your fritto misto

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In the delicious Genovese “fritto misto” with a mix of fried meat and vegetables, there is always a diamond-shaped fried item with a soft and creamy texture. Do you know what it is? It’s milk!

Actually there are two types: sweet and salty. The sweet one is called “Latte dolce fritto”, and is a kind of custard. The salty one is called “Latte brusco”, which is similar to a very thick and flavorful bechamel sauce.

And it is precisely “Latte brusco” the recipe that I prepared yesterday with Frascheri milk, a that tastes Liguria.

You can prepare this dish to make a delicious Genovese mixed fried, as is traditional, or you can serve it as an appetizer, which is what I often do.

The milk has such a delicious creamy flavor that compliments the other dishes. However, be careful not to make too much or people will fill up on just this appetizer!

This post was created in collaboration with Frascheri Italia S.p.A of Savona. With their very fresh and top quality products, I also cooked cavolini with cream, the gasse with butter and sage and the ricotta fritters!

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