Breaded Panino with Pesto and Pea Dip
Prosciutto & Mozzarella

Prosciutto & Mozzarella

For centuries, Italians have known that prosciutto and mozzarella make the perfect snack. Now, we’ve made it easier than ever to enjoy this classic combination on the go! Each pack includes seven pre-wrapped paninos that are perfect for lunchboxes, appetizer trays, or anytime snacking.

Prosciutto & Mozzarella

Prosciutto & Mozzarella

Two pack of the Fiorucci favorite, Prosciutto Panino! A single-serving of this high protein treat makes for a perfect accompaniment to lunch, a mid-day snack or something to tide you over until dinner!

Breaded Panino with Pesto and Pea Dip

Servings: 4

Course: Appetizer


Ingredients

Pesto and Pea Dip:

1 cup cooked and cooled peas

1/4 cup prepared basil pesto

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

Breaded Panino:

1 pkg (5 oz) Fiorucci Prosciutto Panino

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 egg, beaten

1 cup dry bread crumbs

Canola oil for frying

Directions

1. Pesto and Pea Dip: Blend peas, pesto, lemon juice, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp water in blender or small food processor until smooth; set aside.
2. Breaded Panino: Place panino on a tray and freeze for 1 hour. One at a time, coat each panino in flour, dip in beaten egg and then roll in bread crumbs until well coated. Place on parchment paper-lined tray. Freeze for 1 hour.
3. Pour oil into small high-sided skillet to 2-inch depth. Heat over medium heat until deep fry thermometer reads 350°F. Working in batches, carefully slide breaded panino into hot oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Using tongs or slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined tray. Serve warm with Pesto and Pea Dip.

Tips:
• For extra-crispy breaded panino, use panko bread crumbs.
• Pesto and Pea Dip can also be spread on crostini and topped with Fiorucci Prosciutto for an easy appetizer or snack.