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Fried Cheese

A 16th century Italian Recipe, translated into English by Shannon Wanty

From Rosselli, Giovanne: Epulario: qual tratta del modo di cucinare ogni carne, vccelli, pesci, & ultra qualita di viuande (Altobello Salicato, Vinegia, 1596)

p39r Per frigere casio in padeletto. (To fry cheese in a small frying pan.)

Take cheese which is not too old not too salty, and cut it into square slices a mouthful in size, or as you would like, and have a small frying pan made such that the base is greased with a little butter, or else melt it fresh, putting it to fry over the brazier, and put in it the said slices of cheese, and when it looks to you to be soft turn it, and put over it sugar and cinnamon, and take it quickly to the table, if you would eat it while it is good and hot.