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Deep-fried Cheese
Serves 2

1/2 onion
1 oz butter
2 oz long grain rice
4 fluid oz chicken stock
1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
pinch grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper
1 oz lean cooked ham
1 1/2 oz Mozzarella cheese
1 egg
1 oz fine fresh bread crumbs
Oil for deep frying

Peel and finely chop onion. Melt butter in a saucepan and fry onion
till transparent. Add rice and stir over a low heat for 2 minutes
Stir in stock, cover and bring to boil. Simmer gently for 15-20
minutes till rice is tender. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan,
nutmeg and seasoning. Leave to cool completely

Chop ham finely. Cut mozzarella into 4 sticks about 1 1/2 inches
long and 1/2 inch thick. Break egg on to a plate and beat lightly
with a fork. Spread breadcrumbs on another plate. Beat a little
egg and the ham into rice. Put 2 Tbsp rice mixture in palm of one
hand. Place a cheese stick on top and cover with more rice. Pat
into a cylinder shape about 2 1/2 inches long and 1 inch thick.
Brush beaten egg over croquette, then coat with breadcrumbs. Shape
and coat three more croquettes. Chill for 1 hour.

Heat oil in deep fryer to 360 F. Fry the croquettes for 5-6 minutes
till golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot.


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