In celebration of a blondie’s birthday…

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So my blondie friend is celebrating her birthday today. Happy birthday the cuter, younger version of me!!!!

Okay, to help celebrate this blondie’s day (who is an Italian), I’ve decided to blow the dust off of David Rocco (also an italian) and see what I should try.

The lucky recipe?

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Crocchettes di Patate ( aka potato balls – I think I like the Italian name better)

So imagine delicious mozzeralla, stuffed in mashed potatoes and fried in olive oil. Who’s drooling??

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-potatoes? Check.

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So, I have the cool, mashed potatoes (I just mashed them briefly), fresh Parmesan, eggs, salt and pepper…next step, like David says, let’s get our hands in there:

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So apparently 6 potatoes makes a lot of balls (snicker, I know you want to). Into the HOT oil you go!

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CRAP! This is why you should read the instructions carefully, I should have dipped them in egg before putting them into the oil.

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Right, like that. But even though I forgot it, they browned nicely.

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And while that was cooking, why not throw on some brussels spouts a la BFF

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Yummo.

Okay, back to the Italians. Let’s open up those potato balls.

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Oh, deliciousness. Now, how did the men like it?

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One thumbs up. Now onto the real critic,

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Success!!!

I hope that we can celebrate another birthday tomorrow…..

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3 responses »

  1. You’re amazing! I hope the boys know how lucky they are! Also, I’m glad my bday celebration involves frying potatoes and cheese. Next time bring me one!!

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