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Cotizza

Berbenno di Valtellina

La cotizza è un dolce tipico della zona di Berbenno di Valtellina, preparato in primavera, quando l’erba di San Pietro spunta nei prati.

L’erba di San Pietro, anche detta erba amara o erba di Santa Maria, è un’erba aromatica dalle numerose proprietà officinali (digestiva, disinfettante, cicatrizzante e diuretica), perfetta per la preparazione di tisane e unguenti. Grazie al suo sapore simile alla menta, ma tendente all’amarognolo, è estremamente versatile anche in cucina: liquori, sorbetti, frittate sono solo alcune delle preparazioni che valorizzano l’erba amara.

INGREDIENTI PER 4 PERSONE

  • 300 g di farina bianca
  • 250 ml di latte
  • 4 uova
  • acqua
  • sale
  • zucchero
  • olio (o burro o strutto)
  • erba di S. Pietro

PREPARAZIONE

In una terrina, mischiare farina, uova intere, latte, sale ed erba di S. Pietro fino a ottenere una pastella liscia (aggiungere acqua al bisogno).
In un tegame, scaldare l'olio e versare l'impasto. Friggere da un lato e girare. Una volta cotto, mettere la cotizza su un piatto cosparso di zucchero e coprire anche la parte superiore di zucchero.

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