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Tomato, Parmesan, and Kalamata Olive Journey Cakes

Yield Makes 20 cakes
These cakes were an early version of road food. Workers in the field or travelers would tuck several into their pockets for a simple meal. You can purchase rice flour at health food stores.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold, cooked aromatic rice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced kalamata olives
  • Peanut oil

How to Make It

  1. Stir together rice and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Stir in tomato, Parmesan cheese, and olives.

  3. Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch into a large, heavy skillet; heat to 350°.

  4. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into hot oil; fry in batches 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on wire racks over paper towels. Serve immediately.

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