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Baciocca, a savory pie typical of the Ligurian tradition


Baciocca is a typical Ligurian recipe. It is a savory pie with potatoes and onions flavored in lard. A real treat!

Baciocca is a Ligurian savory pie with potatoes, onions and lard. Typical above all of the eastern hinterland , according to tradition it should be prepared with quarantine potatoes , a prized variety typical of the area. Like all typical recipes, there are also different versions for this one. Each family has its own and there are those who, for example, prepare it without wrapping, those who use crazy pasta and those who skim it, and those who omit the lard.

The baciocca cake, however, should be prepared with crazy dough as a wrapper and a simple but tasty filling obtained by browning the onion in lard and then adding the sliced ​​potatoes. We advise you to try this typical product not only because it is easy to make but also because it is perfect for many occasions. It is one of the tastiest appetizers ever!


How to prepare the Ligurian baciocca recipe

  1. First, peel the potatoes and cut them into 3-4 mm thick slices . Then put them in a bowl filled with water so that they lose the starch.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the crazy pasta . Combine the oil and white wine in a bowl and mix well. Incorporate the flour and a teaspoon of salt, mixing first with a spoon and then by hand, transferring the dough to a pastry board and kneading it until you get a dough. Let it rest and dedicate yourself to the filling.
  3. Chop the lard with a knife and put it in a pan with the sliced ​​onion. Let it cook for a few minutes then add the drained potatoes.
  4. Pour half a glass of water, season with salt and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once ready, let them cool before adding them to the beaten eggs with grated cheese.
  6. Roll out the crazy dough to line a 24 cm diameter pan, pour the filling and fold the edges. Cook at 180 ° C for 45 minutes.

We love these quick and easy recipes because they’re not a real dinner saver. Alternatively, we recommend you try the tasty potato and sausage pie .


This savory pie can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days , well wrapped in silver paper. You can eat it at room temperature or heated in a pan.

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