Fried cheese alla siciliana

Inevitable among the appetizers of Sicilian tables, the Fried cheese, stuffed with anchovies and breaded like a cutlet, It is a triumph of flavour. Today's recipe is certainly not diet food, but its simplicity is really good. You should know that traditionally in Sicilian restaurants ' true’ is served an endless array of appetizers, most of them with vegetables and cheese, It is frying the lion's. 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. A nibble so delicious, 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 fresh pecorino. Have a good day!

Ingredients for 4 people:

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

Fried cheese alla siciliana

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 the salted egg and slightly beaten and then in the breadcrumbs.

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 breadcrumbs and then dip them in boiling oil.

Serve the Fried cheese immediately, and Bon Appetit!

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Tania April 27, 2016 at 09:16

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

Ada Parisi April 28, 2016 at 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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