I stole this recipe when I was taking a cooking class from my good, friend Joe Romonowski, who I call “Pots and Pans”. Joe is a very, very good chef and Maggie is such a pleasant person, making them a great team.

I admire Joe’s skills and his great approach of turning great fare into extraordinary dishes. Since the day “Pots and Pans” made this for us, I knew that I had to share this with you. It’s a great starter for any meal. I make this appetizer at “the ranch” quite a bit. Thanks, Joe and Maggie, for great food but most importantly your friendship.

 

You'll need:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
2 tablespoons truffle oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
12 thin breadsticks
6 thin slices of prosciutto

How to put it together:

Place the butter and truffle oil in a bowl. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste and blend with a spoon. Place the grated cheese on a plate. Slather the breadstick ¾ of the way up with the butter. Roll the sticks in the cheese then wrap a slice of prosciutto around the cheese/buttered portion of breadstick.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 weekend host Big Joe Henry. Any opinions expressed are Big Joe’s own.

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