Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

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Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby margaretanne » 21 Jun 2009, 23:08

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I absolutely love this website. I have learned so much about my Italian ancestors and what their life was like back in late 1800.
My Grandmother was born in Faeto, FG, and came to the U.S. in 1897. Her mother taught her to make an Italian stuffing for ponsette (she also stuffed peppers with it). It was a firm stuffing, light yellow in color, and had raisins in it. You could slice the stuffing, along with the veal...it was sooooo delicious. I'm sure there was pecorino romano cheese in it. Would anyone have a similar recipe?
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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby elba » 22 Jun 2009, 07:36

My (old) recipe sounds 'similar'!

My stuffing recipe:

2 cups drained, boiled rice (NOT long grain).
25 g butter (unsalted)
1 medium onion, chopped
120g fresh brown breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 cup grated Romano cheese
1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 egg, beaten

To make the stuffing, boil the rice, drain and set aside. Melt the butter in a non-stick saucepan, add the onion, cover a cook gently for about 10 minutes, until the onion is soft but not brown. Remove from the heat and add the rice, breadcrumbs, mint, raisins, nuts and apple. Add the grated cheese to the stuffing with the egg, mix well (using your hands) and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Hope it's similar to what you remember - this is from the Milano region.
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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby wldspirit » 22 Jun 2009, 08:04

Your making me hungry Elba.....I'm heading to your house for dinner!! :lol:
Sounds delicious!!
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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby elba » 22 Jun 2009, 08:32

wldspirit wrote:Your making me hungry Elba.....I'm heading to your house for dinner!! :lol:
Sounds delicious!!
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Anytime wldspirit.

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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby misbris » 22 Jun 2009, 18:09

Elba,

What is the correct name and spelling of this dish? It is probably dialect. but we always pronounced it something like "bonzette"

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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby elba » 22 Jun 2009, 20:51

misbris wrote:Elba,

What is the correct name and spelling of this dish? It is probably dialect. but we always pronounced it something like "bonzette"

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I've always called it 'pancetta di vitello farcito' - that is stuffed veal breast (belly). That's probably where the bonsetta/ponsetta comes from. Dialect for pancetta!
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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby margaretanne » 22 Jun 2009, 22:12

Thank you Elba! It sounds a lot like my Grandma Carmella's recipe. I'm going out to get the ingredients so I can make it tomorrow!
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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby tonyric » 23 Jun 2009, 00:15

can one of you send that picture to tonyric@yahoo.com? :)

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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby elba » 23 Jun 2009, 07:55

Tonyric, Do you mean the photograph that I tried to attach to my third post on this thread? I can't see a mention of any other photo on the thread...

I have tried to post it using the 'Attachment' facility here but it just didn't work. I did hope a Mod might be able to help out - but no luck... so I'll try here with Image Shack and see if it works.

But can anyone tell me why that facility doesn't work for attachments? Please!

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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby tonyric » 23 Jun 2009, 12:25

Ya that is the pic I meant. I made some wonderful braciole a week ago and will post some pics of that with the recipe. Made it with some excellent 4 cheese alfredo.
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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby wldspirit » 13 Jul 2009, 12:25

[img][IMG]http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3850/elba.jpg[/img] Shot at 2009-07-13[/img]
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Postby wldspirit » 13 Jul 2009, 12:26

Need to ask our computer guru Nuccia, the attachments option wouldn't work for me either...... :?

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Postby lilbees » 13 Jul 2009, 12:54

I have not been able to view items that were included with the attachment option. Very frustrating.

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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby fredoniapeaches » 11 Sep 2009, 13:43

i tried posting my gggrandfathers for translation help...and it would post..

anywho...that stuffing sound good... and alot like mine!!hehehe
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Re: Italian stuffing for veal breast (ponsette)

Postby PeterTimber » 19 Sep 2009, 23:51

Dear Upstate Cuz where is your recipe for anything other than Veal Breast..its been days and surely you have something to entice the gastronomic senses for us.=Peter=
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