Fregola (also known as “fregula” or “fregola sarda”) is a type of pasta from Sardinia, made with semolina flour, that’s rolled into tiny balls and then toasted in the oven. The tiny pasta balls might be dainty-looking, but don’t be fooled… this pasta is as bold and hearty as can be! Indeed, the toasted flavor of the pasta is quite prominent and demands a sauce that will stand up to it – the reason fregola is traditionally served with tomato-based sauces.
Here I pair the robust pasta with a creamy kale pesto, which does a marvelous job of mellowing its bold, toasted flavor. And the poached egg, served on top, coats the pasta with another layer of creaminess. All in all, this bowl of pasta is utterly satisfying and simply delicious!
Here’s another delicious handmade pasta: Trofie with arugula pesto and flash-sautéed cherry tomatoes with garlic scapes!
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