Catholic Recipe: Skewered Beef Roman Style

INGREDIENTS

    Meat Mixture:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt, pepper 

    Other Ingredients:

  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 pound prosciutto
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Details

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty:  ★★★☆

Cost:  ★★★☆

For Ages: 15+

Origin: Italy

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Also Called: Spiedini alla Romana

Here are some Roman style shish kebobs. Using meatballs, bread, cheese and prosciutto these skewers are battered and fried in oil.

Although St. Anthony of Padua was a native of Lisbon, Italians especially love this saint.

DIRECTIONS

Mix thoroughly beef, eggs, Romano cheese, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper. Shape into oblongs 2 inches by 1 inch.

Thread 12 8-inch skewers, alternating meat, bread squares, mozzarella, prosciutto, cut in 1-inch squares; reserve.

Beat eggs thoroughly in deep oblong dish. Place flour, bread crumbs at opposite ends of large flat board. Dip skewers in flour, egg, bread crumbs, in that order. Fry 5 minutes on each side in extremely hot oil. Serve on skewers.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965