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Arancina (Risotto Cakes)

Yield: Serves 8
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 5-6 minutes
Difficulty: $recipe[8] hats
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Preheat oil over medium heat to 365°F.

Mix the risotto, egg and ¼ cup breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Form into golfball-sized rounds and press 1 cube Mozzarella into the middle of the ball. Roll each ball in breadcrumbs and fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite aioli.

Techniques used in this recipe

dredge, deep-fry, coat

Pair with

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