© Guy Ambrosino
Active Time
Total Time
20 MIN
Serves : 4

It's worth making risotto just so you can use the leftovers to make these crisp-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside cakes. Slideshow: More Risotto Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Using wet hands, form the cold risotto into 8 cakes (about 1-inch thick). Put the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in three separate shallow bowls. Coat 1 cake at a time in flour, tapping off the excess, then dip into the eggs, then dredge in the breadcrumbs.

Step 2    

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over moderate heat. Slip the cakes into the hot oil and cook until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from the heat, drain briefly on a paper towel–lined rack, and serve warm.

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