Here's a great way to use left-over bread - bring it up a notch! Now, I wouldn't recommend using stale bread on this, but just those extra few pieces of bread that nobody wants to finish.
This recipe is great as snacks for the kids, or stick a decorative toothpick on them and serve them in a party!
What you need:
5 pieces of bread
slices of ham
slices of mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon of milk
canola oil (for frying)
What to do:
Remove the crusts of the bread by cutting them off with a knife. Then, using a rolling pin, flatten the bread slices.
Top the flattened bread pieces with ham slices, then add a generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Roll the bread and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat the egg and add the milk. Stir well. Dip the rolled bread in this egg mixture and fry in hot oil until brown. Make sure you have enough oil to cover at least half the surface of the rolled bread, and it has to be VERY hot.
Remove from heat and place on paper towels to absorb the extra oil. Serve hot!
Note: I didn't fry my rolls long enough for the cheese to melt - but feel free to do so, if preferred.
Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:
1. Oil should be HOT. If you fry the bread in oil that is not very hot, the bread would absorb most of it. Not good!
2. Not a big fan of meat? No problem. Use pepperoni, turkey slices, bologna, or whatever you have in your pantry.
3. Want some crunch? Roll it in Panko or crushed corn flakes after dipping in egg!