Fregula

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Fregula
UncookedFregula.jpg
Uncooked fregula
Alternative names
Fregola
Place of origin
Italy
Region or state
Sardinia
Main ingredients
Semolina dough
Cookbook:Fregula  Fregula

Fregula (also fregola) is a type of pasta from Sardinia. It is similar to Israeli couscous. Fregula comes in varying sizes, but typically consists of semolina dough that has been rolled into balls 2-3 mm in diameter and toasted in an oven.

A typical preparation of fregula is to simmer it in a tomato-based sauce with clams.

This food is typical of the south western part of Sardinia, and was imported by Ligurian immigrants come from the Genoese colony of Tabarka in Tunisia.