Incredibly Cheap Eats: Prosciutto-Ricotta Balls at Alleva Dairy


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.

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