Pani ca meusa

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Pane ca meusa served in a rotisserie in Palermo

Pani ca meusa (Sicilian: U pani ca meusa) is a Sicilian street food. Literally, its name means bread with spleen; its Italian name is panino con la milza. It is a dish typical exclusively from Palermo and it consists of a soft bread (locally called vastedda or vastella) flavoured with sesame, stuffed with chopped veal's lung and spleen that have been boiled and then fried in lard. Caciocavallo or ricotta may also be added, in which case the pani ca meusa is called (sicilian) maritatu (married), if served without cheese, it is called (sicilian) schettu (single).[1] It is sold mainly by peddlers (specifically indicated locally as meusari) in Palermo's main markets as the Vucciria and the Ballarò.

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  1. ^ Simon Majumdar (19 May 2009). Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything. Simon and Schuster. pp. 274–. ISBN 978-1-4165-7602-0. Retrieved 9 June 2012.