I know, my title is probably very confusing! But I thought, as I was making arancini this week, of all the other types of food I have ever made that are basically balls of food fried in breadcrumbs. I could think of four, but maybe you know more? I wonder if they have something like this is Japan too, made with katsu crumbs. My four recipes are these:
2: Fried Fish Balls
This recipe is completely from the other side of the world, Malaysia. This recipe is a bit harder because you need some special ingredients for it that you can't find in every grocery store here.
This is not an original recipe but I like it anyway, it is from a New York chef: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/8816-spicy-fried-fish-balls
I have used the cook book but luckily it available for free online. Isn't the internet great?
3: Scotch Eggs
4: Plum Dumplings