Broccolo "friariello"


Rape broccoli or turnips cultivated in Agerola are also called “friarielli”, because they are fried in a pan with garlic oil and chilli pepper, thanks to their bitter taste and their unique smell, are an ever-present side to many winter dishes, like sausages, pork and fresh or grilled provola cheese. They are cultivated all year round although the best ones are sold during late autumn and at the beginning of spring; the more tender leaves of friarielli are eaten and in the most recent years they have been used as ingredients in new recipes such as rustic pizzas or pasta sauces.