Recipe Frittelle con Parmigiano


Ingredients for the batter
1/2 l milk
150 g butter
10 g salt
300 g flour
6 egg yolks

Ingredients for the cream
1 l milk
4 egg yolks
100 g sugar
100 g Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
75 g potato flour

Icing sugar

How to make the Frittelle con parmigiano:

Heat the milk for the batter with butter and salt. When it starts to boil, stir in the flour. Lower the flame and continue mixing until the ingredients thicken. Remove from the flame and let temperature cool down to approximately 45°C.

Add 6 egg yolks one by one, waiting for each to be completely absorbed by the mix. Pour the batter into a pastry bag with a smooth 1 cm nozzle. Squeeze pieces of 1.5 cm and fry them in hot oil. As soon as they turn golden, strain and dry on blotting paper.

In a pot, heat milk and sugar. When boiling, add the freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Continue stirring and add the potato flour, which has been previously dissolved in some cold milk; add the 4 egg yolks and once again bring to a boil. Let cool.

Using a syringe, fill the fritters with the Parmigiano-Reggiano cream, place on a serving dish and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Serves 4-6

Regional recipe from Emilia-Romagna

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
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