Catania’s Crispelle

These savory delights are called crispelle, a street food from Catania. They are made by pairing ricotta and anchovies then rolling them in semolina flour and deep frying them in lard. Sweet crispelle are made with rice that has been soaked in sweetened milk, then rolled in flour. Once fried, it is coated in honey. YUM. 

I photographed these last winter during the fireworks at the Festa di Sant’Agata.

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