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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Italian                          Cheese/eggs
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/4   c            All-purpose flour
      1/4   c            Plus
    3       tb           Butter
    1                    Egg yolk
    4       oz           Mozzarella
    3       oz           Cooked ham
    2                    Eggs
      1/2   c            Grated Parmesan cheese
                         Pinch of nutmeg
    2       tb           Chopped parsley
    2                    Eggs, beaten
                         Oil for frying
   Sift the flour into a mound, make a well in the center and add the butter,
   cut into pieces, a pinch of salt and an egg yolk. Mix together, kneading
   and gradually adding sufficient water to obtain a smooth elastic dough.
   Shape into a ball, cover and leave to stand in a cool place for at least
   1/2 hour. Roll out, folding the dough over on to itself a few times, as if
   making flaky pastry, then roll out into a thin sheet. Cut into circles
   about 3 inches in diameter. Dice the Mozzarella, cut the ham into pieces
   and place in a bowl with the 2 whole eggs, grated Parmesan, pinch of nutmeg
   and chopped parsley. Mix well, then spoon a little into the center of each
   circle. Brush the edges with beaten egg, fold over and press gently. Heat
   plenty of oil in a skillet.  When hot, dip the crescents in beaten egg and
   then fry, a few at a time, until golden brown and puffed up. Drain well on
   paper towles and serve piping hot.
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