Pea and scamorza patties

by Carlotta Dolzani @dolcetico

Ingredients for 10-12 patties:

  • 300 gr. - Cooked peas
  • 1 - Egg

  • 1l - FRIENN Olitalia oil

  • 2 tbsp - Grated pecorino cheese + Q.S. for coating

  • 2 tbsp - Breadcrumbs

  • 2-3 tbsp - Milk, if needed

  • Q.s. - Herbs to taste

  • Q.s. - Salt

  • Q.s. - Black pepper

  • Q.s. - Smoked scamorza cheese


Pea and scamorza patties 1
Pea and scamorza patties 2

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  • 1

    Pour the cooked peas into a large bowl and mix them with the egg, breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese, and season with salt and pepper. You can add some mint or other herbs if you like.

  • 2

    Partially blend the ingredients so that some of the peas remain whole. Knead with your hands until you get a homogeneous mixture. Take some of the mixture and form into patties. Stuff the patties by placing a cube of smoked scamorza cheese in the centre, then roll the patties in breadcrumbs

  • 3

    Pour Frienn, Olitalia deep-frying made from high-oleic sunflower oil, into a large saucepan. When the oil has reached 170-175°C / 338-347°F, start frying the patties on both sides.