Culurgiones are a traditional dish of Sardinia. These are Sardinian stuffed pockets, with a dough made from semolina flour, white flour, eggs, water and salt giving a soft crust to the pasta.

The filling is commonly made with boiled potatoes, olive oil, pecorino cheese, garlic, mint and nutmeg. The fillings vary from region to region depending on the person baking. Another variant is seen the south of the Sardinian where we find hard filling of ricotta cheese, meat of sheep or goat, egg & saffron and seasoned with basil, pecorino, sauce and spinach.

The appearance of Culurgiones has a striking similarity with the shape of wheat grain as it is believed to appease the new crop in August. They are even considered to be the talisman that safeguards family deprivation.

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