Makes 18 cannoli
Cannoli are typically a Sicilian sweet, a fried pasty shell filled with creamy ricotta and other flavorings. I've consumed many of these sugary favorites. But sometimes a little revolt against the norm is an empowering party principle. Revelry revolutionaries, your reward will be savory and satisfying.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 medium-size yellow onion, diced
- One 15-ounce can corn, drained
- One 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 18 cannoli shells
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Heat the oil in a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring regularly, for 5 minutes. Add the corn, beans, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 minutes more. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Add the cheeses and bread crumbs and mix well.
3. Fill the cannoli shells evenly with the mixture. Place the filled cannoli on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, checking to make sure they don't overbrown.
4. Let cool slightly, and serve hot on a large platter.
A Note: I like to serve these with a bottle of Frank's Red Hot sauce alongside.
A Drink Pairing: Keep up a revolutionary spirit and serve these with El Presidentes. For each, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add 1-1/2 ounces white rum, 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, and 1/2 ounce grenadine. Shake, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve with a lime twist.
50 Simple, Stylish Recipes to Make You a Popular Party Host
- by A.J. Rathbun
- Harvard Common Press 2008
- Hardcover; $12.95
- ISBN-10: 1558323473
- ISBN-13: 978-1-55832-347-6
- Recipe reprinted by permission.
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