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Borlengo lardo.jpg
Borlengo being filled with traditional cunza
Alternative namesBurlengo, zampanelle
Main ingredientsWater, eggs, flour

A borlengo (plural: borlenghi), also called a burlengo or zampanelle, is a thin flatbread now made with water, eggs (sometimes omitted) flour and salt. Originally a food eaten by the poor and made with flour and water, it is now often made outside in a frying pan the size of a cartwheel.[1] These are then rubbed with a mixture that can contain rosemary, garlic, salt pork, olive oil, or what is called cunza, sauteed minced pancetta and sausage, folded into quarters and sprinkled with Parmigiano.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Perry, Charles (27 February 1992). "Batter Up! The Pancake Story". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Borlengo". Academia Barilla. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  3. ^ Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls (2007). Bologna and Emilia Romagna (4th Edition 2007 ed.). Cadogan Guides. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-86011-350-5. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  4. ^ Anderson, Burton. The Foods of Italy (5 ed.). The Italian Trade Commission. p. 106. Retrieved 12 November 2013.