PEAR BALLS WITH PARMESAN AND TOASTED SESAME SEED COATING or PALLINE DI PERA CON UNA COPERTINA DI PARMIGIANO E SEMI DI SESAMO

Pear

I have just realized that one of my neighbours reads this blog (Ciao Aurelio!) and that he shows it to my other neighbours, well those who he socializes with because my tiniest of village is divided into two fractions. I have no idea if he actually reads what I write or if he just pops in now and then to take a look at the photos but I realize that I have to be careful with what I say here. Not that I would ever say what I really think about the things happening here on Lucullian as it concerns my opinions (positive and negative) about people around me but still… It makes me realize how much I want to separate my life in time and space (I refuse to call it my real life because my blog life is as real as any) and what I do on my blogs. I really don’t understand why. Anyway, I found it out when I had a cup of coffee with one of my neighbours and she started to talk about my photos. She is from Apulia, the beautiful heel of Italy, and we had a nice chat about food which resulted in her giving me some of her treasured dried Apulian oregano. It pays of to be social sometimes! And this just proves my point, we always end up speaking about food here in Italy!

You need some finger food really fast? Then this is for you, it’s even faster if you cut the pears into small cubes. (BTW, anyone out there who knows the technique of how to make perfect balls with one of these? I’m trying and trying but they rarely come out as perfect spheres)

Pear balls with parmesan and sesame seed coating

PEAR BALLS WITH PARMESAN AND TOASTED SESAME SEED COATING or PALLINE DI PERA CON UNA COPERTINA DI PARMIGIANO E SEMI DI SESAMO

soft but still firm pears, I used Williams
parmesan cheese, grated
sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

– Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet and mix them with the grated parmesan.
– Peel the pears and scoop out small balls out of them with a melon or fruit baller. Or just cut them into small cubes.
– Roll the pear balls in the parmesan mix until completely covered and tick a toothpick into each of them and they are ready to go.

Pear balls with parmesan and sesame seed coating

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