I’m not a fan of party appetizers that are messy or awkward to eat –
the kind that drip and break apart after the first bite and leave you
awkwardly cupping your hand under your chin to catch the falling food
debris, all while trying to maintain your composure and simultaneously
engage in cocktail chatter. That’s one of the reasons I love this
appetizer. It’s not crumbly and is easy to eat with one hand, lest you
not have to put down your drink! These are fancy enough to serve to
company but simple enough to make for yourself – just to nosh on. So if
your kids are getting tired of those mozzarella sticks that you put in
their lunch boxes, and you have a few extra lying around, try making
these. They take less than 10 minutes to prepare and make a great 100
calorie snack – with 10 grams of protein too. They’d also be a great
addition to an antipasto platter.
You only need three ingredients – mozzarella sticks, prosciutto, and fresh basil.
Lay the prosciutto slices flat on a cutting board and place one large basil leaf on top of each slice (use two basil leaves if they are small). Place a mozzarella stick at the top edge of each prosciutto slice, then roll up and place seam side down on a serving platter.
You can serve them whole, like this.
Or cut them in half to reveal the basil. The pink prosciutto against the green basil is eye-catching.