Arancini (Supplì al telefono)
Supplì are Italian snacks made from a ball of rice, egg and tomatoes - typical of the Roman diet
- Serves: 12 persons
- approx. 400g cooked risotto, chilled in the fridge until firmed up
- 1ball mozzarella, cut into small cubes
- for dusting flour
- 2eggs, beaten
- 100g dried breadcrumbs
Step 1Mash the squash pieces into the risotto using the back of a fork to make a more even consistency. Using dampened hands, mould the risotto into 12 balls, pushing a piece of mozzarella into the middle of each as you shape them. Put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs on separate plates. Roll the balls first in the flour, then in the egg, then coat them with breadcrumbs and chill for 20 minutes.
Step 2Fill a deep pan no more than ⅓ full with oil and heat until the temperature reaches 180c, or until a piece of bread dropped in the oil turns golden in about 45 seconds. Cook the risotto balls a few at a time for several minutes, turning them carefully, until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with sea salt to serve.