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Fried Risotto Balls

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Guests won’t be able to resist this crunchy and gooey hors d’ouevre and will be delighted to find melted cheese at the center of this treat.
Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Risotto 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Mozarella cheese 1⁄4 Pound
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. Dip fingers in water and shape 2 rounded tablespoons chilled risotto into a (1 1/2") ball around a cube of mozzarella.
2. Roll in palm of hands to make a smooth ball. Place ball on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Repeat until you have formed 32 balls. Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigeration until ready to fry.
3. In a large pot or Dutch Oven, heat oil to 360€F-370€F.
4. Put flour, eggs and bread crumbs in separate bowls. For each risotto ball: roll in flour and shake off excess; dip in egg and let excess drip off; roll in bread crumbs; transfer to a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
5. Using a metal slotted spoon or skimmer, lower six balls into the oil. Fry until golden brown, approximately 3 to 3 1/2 minutes per batch of six. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Repeat until all the balls are fried.

SERVING
6. The risotto balls are best if served immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Story
Most of the work can be done a day in advance. For over-the-top cheesiness, serve with a cheese sauce for dipping. For additional flavor, start with a flavored risotto such as mushroom. This is an excellent hors d’oeuvre to serve half-way through the party to bring new interest to the food.
Take a look at this Fried Risotto Balls recipe, a classic street style snack item. Watch the video to see how the chef combines risotto, with few basic ingredients to make a scrumptious snack. This is a perfect snack item to serve half-way through the party and impress your guest, with your culinary skills!

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