My good friend and travel adviser, Maria, suggested we try culurgiones while in Sardinia. We had no idea what it was, but we did track it down.
It is a delicious pasta filled with potatoes and sage, or other herb, and covered in a heavenly tomato sauce.
Jennifer from La Mia Vita Sarda found a recipe for me. The pasta is made from flour, semolina, water and oil and the filling is potatoes, fresh and aged pecorino, garlic, and herbs. Her husband spoke lovingly of culurgiones, the best food in the world, he said. He could be correct. I will try the recipe and report my results.
We found culurgiones at a restaurant suggested by a lovely blog commenter….
La Vecchia Costa near Porto Cervo. Here is the rest of our delicious meal.
And here is our handsome waiter, Rafaele, with our friend Di.
If you go to La Vecchia Costa ask for the culurgiones, you will love it.