Italian Deep Fried Cheese Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Servings2Cuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Onion1⁄2
 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Long grain rice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chicken broth1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated parmesan cheese1 Teaspoon
 Grated nutmeg1 Pinch
 Lean cooked ham1 Ounce
 Mozzarella cheese1 1⁄2 Ounce
 Egg1
 Fine soft bread crumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

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

Directions

Peel and finely chop onion.
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.
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