Woe to saying"arancine"in Catania! ☝️
As you well know, thearancini
, in addition to making us famous throughout Italy, they are perennial subject of dispute between Palermo and Catania.
A timbale of breaded and fried meat, rice and vegetables, the result of a centuries-old recipe (we think of the period of Muslim domination for the use of rice and saffron) born as take-away food for work in the countryside or hunting, thanks also to its crunchy breading which allowed excellent conservation as well as improving its portability.
The arancino is considered daiSicilians the most characteristic rotisserie product of its region and there is practically no city in theSicily that does not claim its origin, but the dispute is always particularly heated over the name.
The reason is the tendency to use the term arancina in western Sicily, seen with the round shape, which however becomes arancino in the eastern part, where instead it has a pointed shape, inspired by the shape of Etna.tna.
But whether it is "ball" or "tip", male or female, it does not matter, the arancino remains the king of Sicilian street food and everyone agrees in recognizing its goodness.