A Different Kind of Sandwich

One of my favorite things to eat in Sicily is panelle and cazzilli stuffed in a seasame seed bun (pictured). Panelle are flat chickpea-flour fritters made with fresh parsley, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil. Cazzilli, which is a vulgar way of saying “little penises,” are potato croquettes made with mashed potatoes, fresh parsley (or mint), grated caciocavallo cheese, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Of course you can eat these finger foods without the bun, but when in the street, this is the best way! Be sure to eat it hot. It will melt in your mouth. 

For more wonders of Palermo’s street food, read my article in the April 2017 issue of Dream of Italy at https://dreamofitaly.com/2017/05/02/palermo-street-food-try-sfincione-palmermitano/ 

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