Grana Padano ciabatta dumplings with avocado, Amalfi lemon and chilli dip

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Grana Padano ciabatta dumplings with avocado, Amalfi lemon and chilli dip

Details

. Difficulty: Easy . Serves: 40 dumplings - 6 people . Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Dumplings dough:
250g bread (ciabatta or white loaf)
500ml milk
2tbsp chives, chopped  
2tbsp dill, chopped
2tbsp parsley, chopped
2tbsp marjoram, chopped
½ clove of garlic, chopped
150g Grana Padano Riserva, grated  
7 eggs
60g breadcrumbs
Tabasco, to taste
1l vegetable oil (to cook the dumplings in)
Avocado and chilli dip :
3 small avocados, peeled and chopped in to small chunks
A splash of Tabasco  
1tsp mustard
1tsp Worcester Sauce
1 organic lemon (reserve the zest and then squeeze)
½ a small red chilli de-seeded and chopped
Salt & pepper, to taste
To garnish:
Reserved zest of 1 lemon 
1 tbsp Grana Padano Riserva, grated

Preparation

To make the dough, soak the bread in the milk and squeeze it to remove excess milk. Then put all the dumplings ingredients in a food processor and mix. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Then make 40 small balls of dough, and carefully put them in a pan of hot oil (160°) frying in batches of 10 until they are golden.
For the dip, blend the avocado in a food processor with the tabasco, mustard, Worcester sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper until creamy. Pour into a bowl then top with the chopped red chilli.
Serve the dumplings garnished with grated Grana Padano Riserva and lemon zest with the avocado dip on the side.
Francesco Mazzei