Spedini alla Romana

Basic ingredients:
Serves 2

- 4 slices of white bread
- 4 slices of prosciutto
- 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
- flour for dredging - 2 large eggs beaten
- vegetable oil
- 4 anchovy filets
- 2 tablespoons of butter

Steps:

  • Place one slice of bread on working surface, then place 2 slices of prosciutto and 2 slices of mozzarella on top of bread and then place another slice of bread on top.
  • Trim the crusts, cut in half forming 2 rectangles and place 2 toothpicks through each of the rectangular sandwiches to hold together. Repeat using other 2 slices of bread, mozzarella, and prosciuto.
  • Dredge each spedini in flour then dip in egg, covering all sides.
  • Heat remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil in large saute pan over medium heat. Heat about 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large saute pan over high heat.
  • Place spedini in pan and fry on both sides until brown.
  • Place spedini in serving plates and remove the toothpicks.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Add anchovy filets and sautee until anchovies are heated through.
  • Pour anchovy sauce over spedini and serve.


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