Pane Frattau

Pane Frattau (Sardinian Shepherd's Dish)

Inspired by the restaurant at Hotel su Gologone in Sardinia.

You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Sardinia!



Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 8 sheets of pane carasau (a typical Sardinian bread also called "paper music bread" for its width and crunch)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of tomato sauce*
  • 1/4 cup of pecorino cheese (or parmigiano reggiano if pecorino is not available)
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 1 Tbsp salt



  • Bring the water with salt to a boil
  • Dip a sheet of pane carasau in the pot just for a second and then lay it on a plate (it will soften but should not fall apart)
  • Top this bottom layer with a few spoonfuls of tomato sauce
  • Repeat again for a second layer of bread and tomato sauce 
  • Place a poached egg on top of it and sprinkle with cheese (see picture)
  • Repeat the same process for each plate
  • Serve and explain to your guests to break the egg and spread it on top, then fold the layers of bread a few times
  • The dish is ready to be sliced and enjoyed!


*Ingredients for tomato sauce:

  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp of EVOO
  • 1 sprig of Basil 



  • Brown garlic clove in EVOO
  • Remove garlic and add the diced tomatoes
  • Add basil leaves
  • Cook down until your mixture becomes a thick sauce


Buon appetito! 



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