"Tre supplì, per favore!"
One typical and famous Roman snack you wont't want to miss is the supplì. We could call it street food actually, even If the Romans like to have them at restaurants and my husband's mom even fries them at home!
Basically we are talking about a riceball, in which the rice is first mixed with tomato sauce and at its center is a nice-sized piece of mozzarella cheese. The rice ball is then dipped in egg and coated with bread crumbs and then, most importantly, deep fried.
The name comes from the French language and literally means, 'surprise.' The surprise, in this case, is the delicious, warm and stringy mozzarella you find in the center of these tasty rice balls.
You can taste them in any Roman pizzeria or rosticceria. Supplìs are usually eaten with the fingers.
Sometimes it's called supplì al telefono (supplì on the phone) because when you break it in two, the strings of melted cheese remind us of telephone cords
These snacks are great for all ages, and are sure to please! For a typical Roman treat, don't miss the supplì. Buon appetito!
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