Fontina wrapped with Prosciutto “Crudo”

We would often go to the Capital Grille In Washington for lunch as it sits just below the US Capitol and is popular steakhouse for politicians and those who like to spend time with them.  This steakhouse has perfected the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella served with balsamic vinegar.   They are very delicious but I was short on mozzarella and threw in fontina as a replacement and it was even better.

Recipe

  • 8 ounzes, or so, of top quality fontina cheese
  • 12 slices of proscuitto ham, in Italy they call it crudo
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh rosemarry, finaly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • Aged balsamic vinegar (the good stuff)

Making It

  • Put a sauté pan over medium heat and drizzle extra virgin olive oil to cover the bottom
  • Take each slice of proscuitto and wrap a small chunck of the sheese that you have sprinkled with a little bit of the mixed herbs.  Make sure the ham has covered the cheese completely except for the ends
  • Sear the ham on both sides until the cheese just starts to ooze out each end
  • Put on a serving plated and drizzle with the vinegar

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