Suppli Alla Romana


1 oz. dried mushrooms
2 onions, chopped
4 oz. butter
8 oz. rice
6 tbs. Parmigiano
2 oz. chicken livers, chopped
3 oz. lean veal, chopped
1 oz. prosciutto
1 tbs. tomato paste
4 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
1/4 lb. Mozzarella, diced
2 eggs
frying oil

How to make the Suppli Alla Romana – Suppli’ Roman Style:

How to make the suppli’ alla romana: Reconstitute the mushrooms in lukewarm water, chop and set aside. Saute one onion in 2 oz. butter in a saucepan. When the onions are soft, add the rice. Make a risotto as in basic recipe and let it cool.

Make a ragu’ by sauteing one onion in the remaining butter. When onions are soft, add the chopped livers, veal, prosciutto, and mushrooms. Add the tomato paste diluted in 1 cup warm water, salt and let simmer over a low flame. Let the mixture cook and reduce to achieve a rather thick ragu’. Remove from heat and cool.

Take a small amount of rice in the palm of your hand, flatten the rice and place in the center a teaspoonful of the prepared ragu’, and few pieces of Mozzarella. Close your palm and form a ball. Make sure the filling is securely closed in the center of the ball (twice the size of a walnut). Roll the rice ball into flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs, continue until the rice is finished.

Fry the suppli’ in hot oil until golden brown and crunchy. Serve the suppli’ alla romana immediately, plain or with a tomato or meat sauce on the side.

Serves 4-6

Regional recipe from Latium

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
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