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Italian Deep Fried Cheese Recipe
|Long grain rice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Chicken broth||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Grated parmesan cheese||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated nutmeg||1 Pinch|
|Lean cooked ham||1 Ounce|
|Mozzarella cheese||1 1⁄2 Ounce|
|Fine soft bread crumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Oil||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)|
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 392
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44 g68.4%
Saturated Fat 15.1 g75.7%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 157 mg
Sodium 661.1 mg27.5%
Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.2%
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%
Sugars 3 g
Protein 15 g30.3%
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 18.5% Iron 7.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Melt butter in a saucepan and fry onion till transparent.
Add rice and stir over a low heat for 2 minutes.
Stir in broth, cover and bring to a boil.
Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes till rice is tender.
Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan, nutmeg and seasoning.
Leave to cool completely.
Meanwhile chop ham finely.
Cut Mozzarella into four sticks about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch thick.
Break egg onto a plate and beat lightly with a fork.
Spread bread crumbs on another plate.
Beat a little egg and the ham into rice.
Put 2 tbsp rice mixture in palm of one hand.
Place a cheese stick on top and cover with more rice.
Pat into a cylinder shape about 2 1/2 inches long and 1 inch thick.
Brush beaten egg over croquette, then coat with bread crumbs.
Shape and coat three more croquettes.
Chill fori hour.
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 360°.
Fry the croquettes for 5-6 minutes till golden.
Drain on paper towels and serve hot.