A traditional recipe of Terragnolo

Fanzelto is a typical product of Terragnolo, which obtained the Municipal denomination (De.Co.)

Fanzelto (or fanzeltem) was invented to compensate for the shortage of wheat and therefore of white flour; it is a poor dish prepared with buckwheat (“formentóm”).
You can taste it in Terragnolo, in Leno-Valley and also some restaurants in Vallagarina.

Ingredients (for 12 pieces)

• 350 gr. buckwheat
• 5 dl water
• 9 gr. salt
• pork lard (or extra virgin olive oil)


While stirring, incorporate slowly buckwheat, salt and water until the dough is soft and creamy. Place in a non-stick pan a little bit of pork lard (or extra virgin olive oil). Put on fire. When the lard or oil will be hot, pour the dough thanks to a ladle, thus obtaining “Fanzelto”, frying on both sides. Serve hot together with cheese and slices of lucanica –sausage (“mortadela”).

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Which restaurants offer the typical “fanzelto” in Vallagarina?

  • “Locanda delle Tre Chiavi” (original recipe)
  • “Locanda D&D Maso Sasso” (proposes the “patanzelto”, a new version of the original recipe with potatoes and onions)
  • “Il Doge” Restaurant (traditional recipe)
  • “Valduga” Bar Restaurant
  • “Christian” Restaurant Trattoria
  • “Malga Borcola” Alpine cottage
  • “Posta Vecchia” Restaurant

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