A very simple delicious dish, this traditional Carloforte recipe is based on onions.
The preparation is very simple. Prepare white onions for cooking by removing the papery outer layer and washing them. Cut them in half vertically, but leave the root portion intact. Boil them gently in water for about five minutes. Drain and carefully separate the outer layers from the center, reserving the outer layers for stuffing later.
Boil unpeeled potatoes until tender and drain. Peel and mash the potatoes into a puree, and add beaten eggs, breadcrumbs, the heart of the onions (finely chopped), minced garlic cloves and parsley, salt, cinnamon and Parmesan. Mix well and, stuff this mixture into the previously prepared onion shells.
Then fry the stuffed onions in olive oil on both sides until golden. Transfer to another pan and cover with tomato sauce. Continue cooking gently for about 10 minutes.
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Driving around the island visitors can see the different aspects of the rocks that arise from a number of various geological events that, during the millenniums, have defined the original profiles of the coast. Therefore, fans of geology will appreciate the features of the rocks and the history of the origin of the island of through this detailed technical report.
The island of San Pietro was formed between 18 and 13 million years ago by intense volcanic activity, both effusive and explosive, whose products can currently be seen on the entire island. Until today many rock types have been recognized as both lavic Continua...
Tabarkinois spoken by more than 85% of the inhabitants of Carloforte, but it is not recognized as a "language" by the Italian law that protects minority languages. Luckily, Tabarkino does not need protection. Ancient and unusual, impossible to hear spoken anywhere else in the world apart from the neighboring town of Calasetta, Tabarkino is a language similar to that in use among the Pegliesi settlers of the sixteenth century, ancestors of people from Carloforte, with some Arabic, Sicilian and French influence.
Carloforte was founded by a Continua...
Guidi is a white sandy beach, with clear, turquoise waters, divided in half by tuff rocks. The seabed goes slowly increasing and, after a sandy area, it alternating with patches of posidonia (Neptune grass).
Situated a few kilometers from the center of Carloforte, it's reachable on the SP 7bis, proceeding for about 5 km.
You must park in the parking lot of the restaurant in front of the street accessing the beach, then walk down the trail.
On the beach there is a kiosk bar, open only in summer.
The Astragalus maritimus Moris is a tall herbaceous plant belonging to the Leguminosae family. It lives exclusively on the island of San Pietro which is why we have chosen it as the symbol for our logo. The plant was discovered for the first time on the island by the scholar Giuseppe Giacinto Moris in 1827. This rare and unique endemic species was originally described incorrectly by Moris because the sample plants were collected in January when they were not flowering. Only in 1970 was the plant found again by two botanists from the University of Cagliari, as part of a floristic study on the island of San Pietro, in the same locati Continua...