Supplì al Telefono

A unique flavor from Rome

Supplì al Telefono

A unique flavor from Rome

Savory Roman snack fried:
a melting heart, crunchy outside

Supplì, a beloved Italian delicacy, has its origins deeply rooted in the culinary history of Rome. Its story dates back to the 19th century, when creative cooks sought ways to transform leftover risotto into something extraordinary. Drawing inspiration from French culinary techniques, they devised a ingenious solution.

The name “Supplì” is believed to come from the Italian word “sorpresa,” meaning surprise, which perfectly captures the essence of this delectable treat. At its heart lies a delightful secret: a core of molten, gooey cheese. This surprise element elevated the humble rice ball into a culinary masterpiece.

The process involves shaping the risotto into a ball, concealing the cheese within, and then giving it a crisp, golden coat through careful breading and deep-frying.

Italian Flavors Made Easy

This method not only repurposed leftovers but also created a sensational dish that quickly gained popularity. As time went on, the Supplì evolved. Chefs and cooks began experimenting with various fillings and flavors, resulting in an array of delightful variations. From classic combinations to inventive twists, the Supplì became a canvas for culinary creativity.

An iconic symbol of Roman street food

Today, the Supplì stands as an iconic symbol of Roman street food culture. Its irresistible blend of crispy exterior and melting, cheesy interior has made it a cherished treat both in Italy and beyond. Whether enjoyed as a quick snack or savored as a part of a larger meal, the Supplì continues to captivate taste buds and carry forward the rich tradition of Italian gastronomy.

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Supplì al Telefono

Ground Beef, Mozzarella, Rice, Parmesan cheese, Italian peeled Tomatoes, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, White Flour, Breadcrumbs, Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil

Supplì all’Amatriciana

Pork cheek, Mozzarella, Rice, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese, Italian peeled Tomatoes, Onions, Black Pepper, White Flour, Breadcrumbs, Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil

Supplì alla ‘Nduja

Ground Beef, 'Nduja, Mozzarella, Rice, Italian peeled Tomatoes, Onions, Black Pepper, White Flour, Breadcrumbs, Sunflower Oil

Supplì alla Gricia

Pork cheek, Mozzarella, Rice, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese, Onions, Black Pepper, White Flour, Breadcrumbs, Butter, Sunflower Oil

Supplì Cacio e Pepe

Mozzarella, Rice, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese, Onions, Black Pepper, White Flour, Breadcrumbs, Butter, Sunflower Oil

Supplì alla Carbonara

Pork cheek, Mozzarella, Eggs, Rice, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese, Onions, Black Pepper, White Flour, Breadcrumbs, Butter, Sunflower Oil

Crocchetta di Brasato

Chicken, Eggs, Parmesan cheese, Potato starch, White Onions, Celery, Carrots, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Breadcrumbs, Sunflower Oil

Arancino Tondo Spinach & Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta Cheese, Spinach, Mozzarella, Rice, Parmesan cheese, Black Pepper, White Flour, Breadcrumbs, Butter, Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Salt

Crocchetta di Patate

Potatoes, Ham, Mozzarella, Eggs, Parmesan cheese, Potato starch, Nutmeg, Pepper, Breadcrumbs, Butter

Fiori di Zucca Ricotta Cheese & Provola

Provola Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Sugar Flour, Squash Blossoms, Flour, Sunflower Oil, Sugar

Filetto di Baccalà

Cod, Black Pepper, Flour

Olive Ascolane Fish

Olives, Cod, Eggs, Parmesan cheese, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Cloves, Nutmeg, Breadcrumbs, Sunflower Oil

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