"Vaccareddi" (large snails)
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"Vaccareddi" (large snails)

Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)

Typology PAT : Preparation of fish, molluscs and crustaceans and particular breeding techniques of the same

Production area

Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)

Area of ​​production: Nissoria, sulfur areas.

Brief description of the product: Large snails cooked in broth.

Description of the processing and maturing methods: Wash the snails for a long time after leaving them to drain for 24 hours in a well-covered basket, put them in a pot with water and cook for a couple of hours.

Specific materials and equipment used for preparation and conditioning: Basket with lid and pot.

Description of the processing, storage and maturing rooms: Rooms usually used as a kitchen.

Elements proving that the methodologies have been practiced in a homogeneous way and according to traditional rules for a period of not less than 25 years: “Conversation in Sicily” by Elio Vittoriani.

Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region 

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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