The frita - (fried milk with drunken raisins)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Butter; to prepare pan
½ cup Cornstarch
½ cup Sugar
2½ cup Milk
\N \N Zest of 2 oranges; grated
2 \N Eggs; beaten
1 cup Fresh bread crumbs
2 cups Extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup Raisins
1 cup Sweet sherry
1 cup Sugar
1 \N Cinnamon stick
\N \N Powdered sugar; to garnish

Brush a small loaf pan (8- by 4- by 4-inches) with butter. Stir together cornstarch and ½ cup of sugar and stir in milk. Place into small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring contents constantly, until mixture thickens to a paste. It will boil for a minute or so. Add orange zest and pour into small loaf pan. Allow to cool, then chill. Cut custard into 2- by 2-inch squares and dredge each square in eggs first and then bread crumbs. Place in refrigerator for the time it takes to heat oil.

Place oil in medium saucepan and heat to 375 degrees over high heat.

Meanwhile, place raisins, sherry, remaining sugar and cinnamon stick into a small saucepan over medium high heat and simmer 10 minutes to keep warm.

Drop custard squares into hot oil and fry until crisp and golden brown.

Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve in bowl with drunken raisins. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Recipe Source: MEDITERRANEAN MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # ME-1B16 broadcast 06-15-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a@...

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06-24-1998

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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