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08 March 2007

Suppli al Telefono

Suppli al Telefono
Originally uploaded by andiamotutti.

Eating Suppli al Telefono
Originally uploaded by andiamotutti.
I've been reading a bunch of blogs lately by expats living in Italy. One of them featured a recipe recently for Suppli al Telefono - they're rice balls (the rice is mixed with tomato sauce) with a bit of mozzarella at the center which are breaded and deep-fried. Chris made them recently after I forwarded the recipe to him, and they're dee-lish.

The photographic evidence of them is to the right, along with the reason they're called "al Telefono" - if you bite into the center of the Suppli and they've been cooked just right, the mozzarella will form a cord from the Suppli to your mouth like a telephone cord. Clever, eh?


Vicki Jean said...

I love the example with Chris eating one, excellent! That reminds me of Nigella Lawson's redition of a children's sandwich (la carreta, or some such) -- it's a slab of fresh mozzarella between two slices of white bread (crusts trimmed off). Squish the bread together so it's sealing in the cheese, then dip in egg and fry.

Jessica said...

Ooh, I remember that recipe - Chris made that once, too. Apparently he'll make anything as long as mozzarella is in the recipe. :)

Mary said...

Sounds yummy! I'll try it - children or no children!