About meHi there. I’m Antonella and this is my blog.
When I watch my favourite american movies there is always someone that comes back home after an hard day and, as first thing, opens a bottle of wine… It’s a way to relax and leave out problems and bads thoughts.
Well this is what happen in my house during the “aperitivo” time.
The “aperitivo” usually is a social ritual in Italy. In Florence, my town, you can find a lot of simple bars or beautiful hotels where you can drink a glass of prosecco, eating little “antipasti”, talking with friends… if you are lucky on a terrace overlooking the city.
As you can understand is not easy to have a rich night life with two kids, but the “aperitivo” is a must in my family and the little girls are so happy to share this time with us.
When we come back home, after a day of work or school, after kid’s sport afternoon, while I cook our supper my husband opens a bottle of prosecco, basic ingredient of our favourite cocktail : the spritz.
The girls usually drink some water eating parmesan cheese or nuts.
We talk about our day, our thought but actually it’s our way to have a little bit of relax before dinner.
Some day ago I tried these fried balls, so tasty and yummy … you must try them.
500 gr. anchovies fillets, soacked in cold water with a little of white winegar
2 tablespoon Panko (japanese breadcrum , but you can your regular breadcrumbs)
1 tablesppon toasted pine nuts
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 tablesppon parsely, finely chopped
Salt & pepper
more panko/breadcrumb for dust
sunflower oil for frying
Dry the anchovies with a kitchen paper and chop finely using a knife.
But the fish in a bowl and add the pine nuts, the raisin finely chopped, the panko, cheese, parsley. Seasoned with salt & pepper.
If the mixture is too soft add more breadcrumbs. Head the sunflower oil. With two tablespoons take a small amount of fish and make a ball (nut size). Dust with panko and fry until golden and crispy. Serves 4.