March 03, 2018 08:59 AM
Augie Vitiello, of Augie's Restaurant in Ballston Spa, makes his take on that Italian classic - Arancini.
Fried Italian Rice Balls, Arancini.
4 cups of cooked rice (cooled)
1 cup of diced salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, and supresatta.
1 cup duced mozzarella, and provolone cheese
1/4 parmigiana cheese
1/4 cup ricotta
Fresh basil to taste
2 table spoon breadcrumbs
In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients. Mix well until everything comes together. With your hands form the rice mixture into the size of a tennis ball. Bread the rice balls in the traditional breading method first in flower then in a egg wash and finally into seasoned breadcrumbs. Preheat your oil in a deep frying pot. Once oil reaches 350° gently place the breaded rice balls into the oriole cook until golden brown and frequently move them in the oil with a slotted spoon. Once golden brown remove from oil and served with a simple marinara sauce.
Updated: March 03, 2018 08:59 AM
Created: March 03, 2018 08:23 AM
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