Pici with breadcrumbs

Ingredients for 4 people:

Pici alle briciole
  • 400 grs flour
  • 1 glass water
  • 1 egg
  • salt


Put flour on a pastry board and make a well in the middle, pour half glass lukewarm water and one egg. While whisking, go wider and wider with the fork, bringing in some flour from the outer perimeter. Vigorously knead dough for at least 15 minutes, adding the remaining water and a pinch of salt, until dough is smooth and compact. Let rest for 15 minutes.

Take small pieces of dough and roll with the palm of your hand on the pastry board, until you obtain big irregular spaghetti, which are the size of a pencil but longer than regular spaghetti. Drop pici into a saucepan of salted boiling water, delicately stirring with a wooden fork; once they bob up to the surface, drain in a bowl.

Ingredients to make seasoning for 4 people:

  • stale Tuscan bread
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil


Brown cloves of garlic in hot oil in a frying pan, squeeze but do not peel garlic and add breadcrumbs. After a few minutes remove garlic from the pan and brown breadcrumbs over a high flame. Drain your pici and mix in the pan with seasoning, add grated pecorino cheese and serve.