Rane In Guazzetto


36 frog’s legs
Four tbs. olive oil
Two cloves garlic, crushed
One onion, chopped
Two celery stalks, chopped
1 lb. tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
flour for dusting
Four tbs. butter
One tbs. parsley, chopped
Six croutons

How to make the Rane In Guazzetto – Frog’s Legs in Tomato Sauce:

Prepare a soffritto with garlic, onion, celery, and olive oil. Remove garlic when brown. When the rest of the vegetables are tender but not brown, add the tomatoes and cook for 12 min. over medium heat.

Lightly dust the frog’s legs with flour and place them in a separate skillet with 4 tbs. butter until just brow.

Remove and add the tomato sauce. Finish cooking over medium heat for 5 min. Adjust seasoning, add parsley and serve the rane in guazzetto with a crouton.

Serves 4-6

Regional recipe from Lombardy

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

You can reach Enrico at enricomassetti@msn.com.