Bread fritters

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PRESENTATION

Recipe by
Luisa Orizio

What can you do with stale bread? Here’s one idea: bread fritters! A tasty anti-waste recipe to serve as an antipasto or to accompany a drink in the evening. These little fried bread balls get their tasty flavor from Parmigiano Reggiano DOP cheese, garlic, and parsley, and they’re super easy to make... Adjusting the amount of milk based on the kind of bread you use will give you a fairly firm mixture to immerse in hot oil, and in just a few minutes you’ll have fragrant, golden bite-sized bread fritters! We’ll even go so far as to bet that once you’ve tried these fritters, you’ll never look at stale bread in the same way again.

INGREDIENTS

Stale bread 7 oz (200 g)
Whole milk 1 ½ cup (350 g)
Parmigiano Reggiano PDO cheese ½ cup (60 g) - grated
Eggs 1 - medium
Garlic 1 clove
Instant yeast for salted preparations 1 ⅔ tsp (7.5 g)
Parsley to taste
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
For frying
Peanut seed oil to taste
Preparation

How to prepare Bread fritters

To make the bread fritters, first heat the milk in a saucepan 1, then cut the dry bread into small cubes 2. Transfer the bread cubes to a bowl and pour the hot milk over them 3.

Stir with a spoon 4 and leave to rest for a few minutes, covered with plastic wrap. In the meantime, remove the germ from the garlic clove and then finely chop the garlic and parsley (5-6).

Break up the milk-soaked bread using your hands 7, then add salt, pepper 8, and the chopped garlic 9.

 

Now add the parsley 10, the grated Parmigiano cheese 11, and the egg 12.

Next, add the baking powder 13 and stir to combine 14. Meanwhile, heat the seed oil in a pot, then take a spoonful of the bread mixture 15.

Shape the mixture into a ball with your hands, or immerse the mixture in the oil using another spoon 16. Fry a few balls at a time until golden, ensuring the oil temperature doesn’t go down too much 17. Drain the bread fritters on paper towel and enjoy while still hot 18!

Storage

 

These bread fritters are best eaten immediately after frying them.

Tips

The amount of milk may vary depending on the bread you use; adjust it based on the consistency of the bread mixture, which should be soft but not overly so.

 

If you like, you can swap the parsley for rosemary or marjoram.