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Ingredients

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

1/2 cup diced prosciutto di San Daniele

3 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

Nutmeg

2 cups raw Arborio Rice, cooked in broth or water

Flour

1 cup bread crumbs

2 cups peanut oil

Directions

Mix the mozzarella, parsley, Parmigiano and prosciutto in a large bowl.  Beat 1 of the eggs and add to the mixture.  Blend well.  Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste

With wet hands take small clumps of risotto, about a half cup or the size of a small orange, and with your fingers, form a ball.  Poke your finger in the middle to create a hole and push in some of the cheese mixture.  Close the ball tightly, using more rice if need be.

Line up 3 dishes and put some flour in one, beat the other 2 eggs in the next, and put the bread crumbs in the third.  Dredge the balls in the flour, dip in the egg and roll in the crumbs.  Put the balls on a plate and refrigerate them for 15 minutes.

Fry them in the oil until golden brown.  Serve hot.

This recipe is featured on show 2120 - Handmade Fresh Cheese.

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