A Sardinian "Dumpling" You Won't Forget

Culurgionis with oil and pecorino cheese

Culurgionis or Culurgionis d’Ogliastra are a pasta filled with potatoes, olive oil and mint found in specific areas in Sarinia (like Ogliastra). The way the round of pasta is filled makes it unique. As you can see in the picture, the pasta appears like an oriental dumpling more than a raviolo. While the process is difficult for most folks, a trained hand makes the stuffing seem easy.

Video: How Culurgionis Are Stuffed

While in Sardinia, I made this video showing the stuffing of the Culurgionis

How They Make Culurgiones in Sardinia from James Martin on Vimeo.

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Italian Name: Culurgionis
English Name: Culurgionis
Course: Primo Piatto
Where you're most likely to find it: Sardinia