Roman Suppli are similar to Sicilian Arancini .
Suppli are rice balls filled with Mozzarella or local cheese, coated with bread crumbs and deep fried.
My favorite match for Suppli is chilled Metodo Classico.
Any Metodo Classico wines (Champagne) will cut through the fat of fried food. The lees of Metodo Classico and the Bread Crust share the same tasting notes.
Vegetarian or Seafood Suppli pair with the local white wines.
For Suppli with more Meat, a fruity Italian red wine is always a good choice.
The name "Suppli" comes from the French word "surprise".
The legend says that when Napoleon occupied Rome, his soldiers could not get enough of the local street food.
When biting into the cruchy Suppli, they would exclaim "Quelle surprise!" when finding the melting cheese hidden inside.
The rest is history.
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