What is taccone pasta?
Taccone (a.k.a. tacconi) is a unique type of pasta that is shaped like tiny wavy magic carpets or rectangles with ruffled edges. It hails from the central Italian region, specifically Sardinia, and is a popular pasta choice in Tuscany.
This type of pasta is traditionally made with durum wheat semolina. The pasta is extruded through bronze dies, which gives it a ridged texture.
What sauces go well with taccone?
These hearty rectangular noodles pair well with meaty tomato-based sauces, creamy sauces and dishes with bold flavors. It also holds up well to large cuts of vegetables like zucchini, potatoes and broccoli.
What dishes can be made with this pasta?
Taccone pasta is a delicious and versatile pasta that can be used in a variety of dishes. One of the most popular dishes that use taccone pasta is spaghetti alla carbonara. This dish consists of bacon, eggs, and Parmesan cheese. The bacon is cooked until crisp, then the eggs are beaten and added to the pan. The pasta is added to the pan and tossed with the sauce until it is coated. The dish is finished with Parmesan cheese.
Other dishes that can be made with taccone pasta include lasagna, manicotti, and tortellini. Taccone pasta is a versatile ingredient that can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. It can be served with a variety of sauces, including pesto, marinara, and alfredo. Taccone pasta can also be baked with cheese and tomato sauce for a quick and easy meal.
Where can I get taccone?
You may be able to find taccone pasta at your local Italian grocer or any place that carries specialty pastas. Otherwise, you can turn to the internet to have a package of taccone shipped directly to you. Although it can be difficult to find, here are some online retailers that have carried this unique pasta:
- Amazon (occasional availability)
- Marks Pantry & Bottle Shop
- TerraMar Imports
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