Incredibly Cheap Eats: Prosciutto-Ricotta Balls at Alleva Dairy

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Prosciutto-ricotta balls

These goopy little fritters are filled with a savory mix of prosciutto cotto, ricotta, parsley, and mozzarella, and encased in a crisp coat of breadcrumbs. They're fabricated at Alleva Dairy in Little Italy and sold two for $1.

The mini-food bombs are Southern Italian in origin, like most Italian immigrants to New York. But don't let the guy behind the counter microwave them, as he is likely to do--it'll make them soggy. Instead, inhale the fritters at room temperature, or bring them home and stick them in a hot oven for a minute.

188 Grand Street, 212-226-7990

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