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Fried cheese alla siciliana

A delicacy that is easy to prepare

by Ada Parisi
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Formaggio fritto alla siciliana

Everywhere among the appetizers Sicilian tables Sunday: and the fried cheese Sicilian, stuffed with anchovies and breaded like a cutlet. A triumph of flavor, as the BUFFALO CUTLET FROM CAMPANIA DOP. Today's recipe is certainly not diet food, but its simplicity is really good. On the other hand, there are few SICILIAN RECIPES I might call read. Among other things, precisely in the endless succession of appetizers traditionally served in Sicilian restaurants, conceals the most insidious and calorie dishes. CAULIFLOWER BALLS, fried cheese, CRUSHED OLIVE, CAPONATA Eggplant, pancakes of various types, omelettes, meats and cheeses. An ode to cholesterol, but sometimes you can do, How about? Among other things, if you want to at least try the eggplant caponata, Also found in the VIDEO RECIPE on my YouTube channel.

Also because in Sicilian restaurants' true’ most of the appetizers is fried and frying makes the lion's share. Fried ricotta, Fried fried and pecorino primo sale are most frequent and today's recipe is the one of the first fried salt. Between the two slices (thin, at least this) hiding a pinch of oregano and an anchovy that with the heat melts, then everything comes breaded and fried. The fried cheese Sicilian is a really delicious tidbit, delicious appetizer with the usual glass of Prosecco or Franciacorta Docg. If you find the first salt you're riding, but you can also prepare it with Tuma or with fresh pecorino cheese and obviously not too salty. In Rome, you may as well use the junket. Have a good day!

Formaggio fritto alla siciliana


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


300 grams of primo sale or fresh cheese (Tuma or fresh pecorino)
anchovies in oil, to taste
dry or fresh oregano, to taste
bread crumbs for Breading, to taste
flour for bread coating, to taste
2 eggs
a pinch of salt
peanut oil for frying, to taste


Cut the cheese into thin slices, about half a centimeter thick and pattern the part so that they are all the same. Make sandwiches with cheese, by focusing on a slice an anchovy and a pinch of oregano, then cover with another slice of cheese. Pass the resulting sandwich first in flour, then in the salty and slightly beaten egg and then in the grated bread.

Fry the cheese sandwich in hot peanut oil (160 degrees). You can also prepare them in advance and store them in the refrigerator: just before frying, pass them back into the grated bread and then soak them in boiling oil.

Serve the fried cheese immediately Sicilian, hot and racy. And Bon Appetit!

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Gianmaria 7 November 2023 - 18:51

I did something similar in the 1970s when I opened the first restaurant in Italy in Rome. Panir Pakora. two slices of bread stuffed with tamarind sauce inside. Battered with spiced chickpea flour and fried.

Ada Parisi 8 November 2023 - 20:10

I would taste it immediately… I live in Rome.

Gianmaria 9 November 2023 - 20:53

It's gone; I kept it for 10 years then I did something else. I am an Erice who now lives in Perugia.

Ada Parisi 10 November 2023 - 15:14

Have a good life to you, ADA

Gianmaria 7 November 2023 - 18:47

Congratulations! A well-made site and sincere recipes. Brava

Ada Parisi 8 November 2023 - 20:07

Thank you very much! ADA

Tania April 27, 2016 - 09:16

And if I don't put anchovies Ada?
They look deliiosi

Ada Parisi April 28, 2016 - 12:32

Hi Tania, don't put it, but at this point it's not worth making them double, You can simply Breading a single piece. The anchovy but serves to give that fresh or salt that lacks the first salt tuma. You may substitute chopped capers and parsley, should play its part. A hug, ADA


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