Panino al Lampredotto

A Cow's Stomach Sandwich

Il lampredotto is a traditional food in the city of Florence.  It is the fourth stomach of a cow and is named after the lamprey eel (la lampreda) because it has a similar appearance.
 

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It is most commonly served as street food in Florence in the form of a sandwich - il panino al lampredotto.  To prepare the sandwich, il lampredotto is first boiled in a vegetable broth then chopped and served in a bread bun.  The top part of the bread bun is dipped in the vegetable broth.  Il lampredotto is sprinkled with salt and pepper then topped with a chilli oil and a green sauce made from parsley and capers - la salsa verde.


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