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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"Love is ... to get married on the island of San Pietro".
Over the past decade, many couples have chosen to celebrate their wedding on the island of San Pietro, in one of the picturesque streets of the old town or on one of the many beautiful beaches in Carloforte. They came from many parts of Italy: Milan, Palermo, Turin, Naples, Trieste and Venice, and also from abroad: England, Ireland, France, Hungary and even Australia.
Among those who have chosen this location for their wedding was Barbara Serra, a famous reporter, BBC collab Continua...
Geniò is a small cove characterized by rocks and coarse sand, in which stands the homonymous rock, near Le Colonne.
It is a beach suitable for children with shallow and safe waters. A bit beyond the shore the depths are stunning, suitable for underwater fishing and diving.
It can be reached from the port of Carloforte taking the SP 103 out of the harbor. The directions to reach it are visible along the roadway.
The beach doesn't have a controlled parking and there are no dining options. There is no lifeguard rescue. Suited to all Continua...
The largest number of tuna fished in a single fishing session (the traditional name is “mattanza”) was 2047. It took place in May 31, 1909, and is still referred to as "du Lallan", the nickname of Angelo Pomata who was the Rais of Isola Piana, who commanded and directed the record breaking Mattanza.
Although it may seem incredible, due to the potential danger, major accidents have never occurred during the numerous mattanze, mainly due to dexterity of the fishermen. The only known accident with fatal consequences occurred in 1914.& Continua...
Cantagalline is a tiny beach, discreet, hidden by trees at the foot of a hill, and unknown to most people. In fact, it is usually frequented by people from Carloforte and those who live nearby.
Is located north of the village, about 5 km from the center, taking the SP to La Punta, turning towards Taccarossa.
You can park close to the nearby Museo del Mare, a few steps from the beach .
There are no facilities, no lifeguard rescue, and no dining options.