Farsumagru

Cook time 1 hour
Servings 9

Ingredients

9 thin pieces of veal escalopes, beat with a meat mallet between two sheets of cling film
200g sliced round pancetta or Mortadella
2 hard boiled egg cut into wedges
300g fresh breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
½ an onion, chopped
200g beef mince
200g sausage without the casing
2 handful of grated parmesan
50g sultanas soaked in warm water
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
½ cup Italian parsley, chopped + extra
Salt and pepper
200g tomato passata
Basil leaves, for garnish

Farsumagru

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

To make the stuffing, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over a medium heat, add the onions and garlic sauté until soft. Allow to cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mince meat, sausage meat, soaked sultanas, pine nuts, cooled onions and garlic, parsley and 1 handful of parmesan. Season with pepper.

Place a slice of pancetta on the veal escalopes. Portion stuffing and place in the centre of each of piece of pancetta and veal. Place a wedge of egg on top and roll to encase the mince. Fasten with toothpicks or twine.

Combine the breadcrumbs with the extra parsley and a handful parmesan. Roll the parcel in the breadcrumb mixture until coated and press firmly so it sticks well.

Place the passata into a baking dish and then nestle the parcel in the sauce. Drizzle with oil and season with salt. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until cooked.