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Huge tub of Bocconcini. Now what?

soypower Oct 31, 2011 09:50 PM

Leftover from our last party is a huge tub of marinated Bocconcini. I've been trying to eat it as antipasti, but it's a whole heckuva lot of cheese...Any ideas besides pizza, lasagna, or calzone? Please help!

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    acgold7 Oct 31, 2011 10:38 PM

    Define huge. 1 lb, 5 lbs, 50 lbs? Rinse, bread and deep fry, or use as the center for arancini. Toss into green salad. Mix with tomato sauce, penne and meatballs as a great casserole and bake or serve hot off the stove freshly mixed as they melt. Melt onto Bruschetta or make into grilled caprese panini.

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    1. re: acgold7
      CanadaGirl Nov 1, 2011 03:18 AM

      I don't think it needs to be rinsed before breading and frying. I've made little cheese balls that way in the past and it worked great.

    2. coll Nov 1, 2011 02:17 AM

      I've had decent success just freezing it in its brine for later use. Better than throwing it away! Then take it out for Christmas or whatever.

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        CanadaGirl Nov 1, 2011 03:16 AM

        Make a Caprese salad (of sorts).

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        1. re: CanadaGirl
          chowser Nov 1, 2011 04:55 AM

          I was thinking, along those lines, of a caprese panzanella type salad.

        2. jnk Nov 1, 2011 04:39 AM

          With a fork.

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