FORMAGGIO FRITTO CON UVA FRAGOLA or FRIED CHEESE WITH CONCORD GRAPES

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Back again and this time I hope I’ll remain here a bit longer, I don’t think it is particularly good for your mind (or soul if you prefer to refer to your ‘consciousness’ like that) to go to and fro, covering quite immense distances in too short a time. Or maybe we are being getting used of this type of changes. But I still think that in a way, it must be much healthier to travel at a slow pace so that you can see and absorb the change that is taking place around us. On the other hand, this way of travelling would have been very inconvenient for me in this period so I can’t complain…
But now I’m here and I’m preparing myself to accept the so far greatest loss in my life, my wonderful father’s death. His love lives on.
There are several fine comforting things in life, food is one of them. So when I got this wonderful piece of soft, creamy and young cheese from my favourite neighbour, I immediately got this vision of eating it fried with some sort of sweet condiment. It has taken me some time to get around to do it but today I did! I haven’t had fried cheese like this since the 90’s I think so I felt very retro but who cares, it was nice to eat and I’ll will do it again!

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FORMAGGIO FRITTO CON UVA FRAGOLA or FRIED CHEESE WITH CONCORD GRAPES

Softish cheese like half soft goat’s cheese or cow’s milk cheese
Egg
Bread crumbs
Uva fragola or concord grapes
Honey
Olive oil
– Rinse the grapes and put them in a small pan together with a little oil (optional) and honey and heat it up slowly, stirring all the time. When they begin to soften, put the pan aside.
– Cut the cheese in finger thick slices, cut off the rind if you feel that it’s needed.
– Turn one slice at a time in the whisked egg(s) and then you turn them in the breadcrumbs so that each slice is completely covered.
– Fry the cheese quickly in olive oil until golden and crisp.
– Serve the fried cheese together with the warm concord grapes.

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