It's not New Year's Eve if it's not fried, said my grandmother: that's why here are 20 delicious recipes of arancini and fried for new year's eve dinner, really for all tastes. Since as at Christmas also on New Year's Eve we will be few, all the more reason frying is a smart choice. Because if well done it's delicious, everybody likes it, it also puts a little’ of joy- And this year we really need it. And in any case, as the proverb says, “fried on New Year's Eve, fried all year round”, which is at least auspicious. And if you don't feel like making a formal New Year's Eve Dinner, based on a seafood menu as per tradition, maybe an informal New Year's Eve, minimal but chic, It is for you. Especially in a strange year like this.
On New Year's Eve fried is a must
Anyway, if you want something more challenging, you can take a look at the 25 FISH FIRSTS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE, to the special CHRISTMAS MENU and to the CHRISTMAS MENU 2020. The tradition of fried for Christmas and New Year crosses all of Italy: For me, who are Sicilian but I live in Rome, arancini on the one hand are inevitable, and cod and fried anchovies on the other. But not only: from vegetable croquettes to meat and fish or cheese meatballs, the choice of a fried, or a mixture of fried for New Year's Eve, it's really broad.
Remember that you can prepare all the fried products a day in advance and then knead and fry them at the last moment. Why fried eats hot and crispy, and fry it first and then heat it in the oven is a mortal sin. Doing so will fail one of the substantial features of a good fried: the external crunchiness. May you use the batter, the classic breadcrumbs with flour, egg and breadcrumbs, the flour-only one, semola or grated bread, the fried must be crispy out and soft inside. And of course it doesn't have to be aoted, which means you have to fry at the right temperature: 170 degrees. And that famous kitchen thermometer you bought it?
In case you decide to celebrate New Year's Eve with an of fried, you could start a series of CHRISTMAS APPETIZERS, both fish and vegetables. Continue with the fried and then conclude with a nice SWEET IN SPOON or one of many RICOTTA SWEETS. Then sparkling wine, panettone and pandoro for all, to toast a 2021 that is as far away as possible from this 2020. And here are my 20 delicious recipes of arancini and fried for New Year's Eve.
Rice arancini: the Sicilian fried that conquers
- RICE ARANCINI WITH MEATBALL SAUCE
- PISTACHIO RICE ARANCINI
- RAGU RICE ARANCINI’
- BUTTER RICE ARANCINI
- MESSINA RICE ARANCINI
- RICE ARANCINI WITH BLACK CUTTLEFISH
Whether they are arancini or orange trees, in Sicily they are the christmas and new year fried par excellence. They are widespread throughout the island, with variations depending on the province, and often combined with other local rotisserie products such as SCACCE - modicane, the calmly Messinese people, the Pizza or the Breeches with the diner dough.
Arancini during big parties (From Christmas to Mid-August), they're a must. You can choose between the style of Palermo, homeland of rice arancine At RAGU’ or BUTTER or Catania, with arancini BRONTE PISTACHIO. You can move to Messina with the ARANCINI TO MESSINESE or experience something new like those WITH MEATBALL SAUCE or those TO SEPIA BLACK if you love fish menus and creative recipes. And don't worry about the process, just look at the VIDEO RECIPE STEP BY STEP.
Fried fish: tradition on New Year's Eve
- TUNA AND POTATO MEATBALLS
- FISH MEATBALLS
- COD’ BATTER IN ROMAN
- COD’ FRIED NEAPOLITAN
- FRIED SARDINES
- MIXED FRIED FISH (with the grits)
- SQUID MEATBALLS
- NEWBORN MEATBALLS
Traditions vary from region to region, but mostly on New Year's Eve you eat fish. Now, few fried foods are as good as fish. Starting from the classic MIXED FRIED of fish, that I prepare by kneading the fish only in the semola. But if you want to serve fried as an appetizer, then I suggest you opt for the FRIED SARDINES, or fried anchovies, easier to do and absolutely delicious.
If you love fish meatballs, then you have two alternatives: one for lazy and one for gourmets. Lazy people can fall back on the TUNA AND POTATO MEATBALLS, made with tuna in oil (but you can also prepare them with the FRESH TUNA). For those who only love fresh fish, then FISH MEATBALLS are ideal, also because you can make them with mixed fish (salmon, tuna, anchovies, sardines, sea bass) or with a single type of fish, like the tantalizing SQUID MEATBALLS. Lovers of tradition will surely remember the NEWBORN MEATBALLS.
From Sicily to Campania passing through Lazio, the king fish of new year's eve is codfish: two of the most popular options for fried cod. The COD’ BATTER IN ROMAN, that is, inner fillet covered with batter and fried, or the COD’ FRIED NEAPOLITAN, simply floured. You which you prefer?
Fried vegetables, meat or cheese: the gluttony squared
- POTATO CROQUETTES, HAM AND MORTADELLA
- SICILIAN CAULIFLOWER MEATBALLS
- PORK MEATBALLS WITH ROUNDED SAUCE
- FRIED CHEESE TO SICILY
- MEATBALLS OF CHEESE TO SICILY
- FRIED MUSHROOMS
And for those who love the most niche but equally delicious fried, here are the flavorful POTATO CROQUETTES, HAM AND MORTADELLA, very rich and soft inside. Or the delicious SICILIAN CAULIFLOWER MEATBALLS . with a seasonal vegetable. If you want an all-vegetable fried, indulge in the fabulous FRIED MUSHROOMS, obviously porcini.
For a more substantial fried, my choice always falls on the FRIED CHEESE TO SICILY: you can use tuma, you can use your favorite one, caciocavallo. E l’acciuga in mezzo al formaggio è il tocco finale. Alternatively, potete puntare sulle MEATBALLS OF CHEESE TO SICILY, baked, da servire con una salsa piccante. Finally, l’opzione elegante e originale: PORK MEATBALLS WITH ROUNDED SAUCE, perfette anche come antipasto.