Chef Angela is proud to present ‘Zucca croccante al forno‘ – Pumpkin Flatbread – a traditional recipe of her hometown Sezze, just outside of Rome, as her grandma Vincenzina used to make: this recipe was even featured in US Personal Chef Association’s Magazine! 

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • Butternut Squash 500gr. – 20oz
  • Flour 80gr. – 0.17lb
  • Salt as needed
  • Cayenne to taste
  • EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) as needed

Directions

  1. Julienne cut the squash using a mandolin (see Amazon link below). We need thin and narrow strips.
  2. Place the cut squash into a colander, add salt and mix, put a weight on top and let it lose water for a whole night in the fridge.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C – 400F.
  4. Squeeze the squash by hand or with help of cotton cloth.
  5. In a bowl, mix the squash, flour, salt, and cayenne. The mixture needs to be sticky.
  6. Grease with olive oil the ovenproof dish and place the mixture in a thin layer.
  7. Drizzle with EVOO on top.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes approximately or until crunchy and roasted.

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