Pani ca meusa

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Pani ca meusa served in a rotisserie in Palermo

Pani ca meusa (from Sicilian: pani câ mèusa [ˈpaːnɪ kaː ˈmɛʊsa], "bread with spleen") is a Sicilian street food. Its Italianized name is panino con la milza. It is a dish exclusively typical of Palermo and it consists of a soft bread (locally called vastedda or vastella) flavoured with sesame, stuffed with chopped veal 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 maritatu ("married" in Sicilian); if served without cheese, it is called schettu ("single") instead.[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.

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