Uova Alla Provatura – Eggs with Provatura

Provatura is a cheese characteristic of Rome. It is fresh, has a stringy texture and is made exclusively of bufala’s milk. It is very similar to Mozzarella, which can be used in its place.


4 oz. provatura (or Mozzarella)
Two tbs. butter
Eight eggs
grated Parmigiano

How to make Uova Alla Provatura – Eggs with Provatura

Dice the provatura or Mozzarella and put it into an 8-in. pan with the butter. Heat until the cheese melts, break the eggs on top, salt to taste, and cook over a low flame, taking care not to break the yolk. Sprinkle the uova alla provatura with grated Parmigiano.

It is advisable to cook 2 eggs at a time.

Serves 4

Regional recipe from Latium





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