Saturday, May 1, 2010

Spatini, when I was a kid ... was the mix for spaghetti sauce that every Italian Mother used in Maple Shade, New Jersey back in the 1950's.  They bought it in little packets at the Ack-A-Me (Acme) Store and mixed it with water and oil and tomato paste or puree.

It's no longer available in small packets, just in a 15 ounce packet and using it makes 2 1/2 gallons of sauce.

In a large saucepot, combine the following ingredients: 1 # 10 can tomato sauce paste or puree, 2 or 1 # 10 cans water, 1 pouch Spatini Seasoning, 1 cup oil. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.  Other recipes are on the package.

You might include a couple pounds of cooked ground beef or italian sausage or meatballs.

Use what you can, refrigerate the rest.

Spatini Dip Italiano Recipe

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix 1 envelope a scant 1/3 cup (2 tbsp + 2 tsp) Spatini Seasoning Mix with 1 pint (16 oz) sour cream.

Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Stir and serve with chips, crackers or veggies.