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Fried Gnocchi

Source: Heritage of Italian Cooking
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Active Time:  35 Minutes
Total Time:  35 Minutes
  Serves 8
Frying has always been a popular method of cooking in all regions of Italy. Famous fried dishes are: the fritto misto alla Piemontese, a dish from the Piedmont area where the cooks used to fry together ingredients such as meat, liver, amaretti biscuits, apples and potato croquettes in clarified butter; the fritto misto bolognese, another very rich mixed fried dish with gnocchi from Bologna; the Tuscan version, made chiefly with vegetables; and the Neapolitan version with its infinite variety of croquettes or fish.
1/4 oz yeast
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
7 oz salami, thinly sliced
1 cup parmesan cheese, sliced
4 cups olive oil, for frying
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Dissolve the yeast in the milk.

Heap the flour in a mound on a work surface. Make a well in the center, pour in the milk and yeast mixture, and add a little salt. Work the mixture into a soft dough. Shape the dough into a ball and set aside covered, in a warm place, until doubled in volume. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a rectangle. Fold the rectangle into 4 and roll out once more into a rectangle. Repeat this process 4 times. Finally, roll the dough into a single thin sheet and cut it into 2 inch by 4 inch rectangles.

Place a slice of salami and a slice of parmesan on one half of each piece of dough. Fold each rectangle over to enclose the filling, moistening the edges a little so they will hold together securely. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F and fry the rectangles of dough, a few at a time. When they are puffed and nicely browned, drain them, and place them on a paper towel to absorb excess fat. Arrange on a platter and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 8
Calories: 448
Fat. Total: 36g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 18g
Sodium: 533mg
% Cal. from Fat: 72%
Cholesterol: 27mg
Protein: 12g
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