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Stuffed Beef Filets -- Filetti di Bue Farciti

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Stuffed Beef Filets, or Filetti di Bue Farciti: Usually one thinks of white truffles as something to go over a dish. Here they're in it, and work very well. To serve 6 you'll need:

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 thick slices beef filet
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 slices mozzarella (buffalo milk mozzarella, if possible)
  • 1/2 ounce (15 g) white truffles, finely sliced (omit if need be)
  • Bread crumbs
  • A glass of white wine
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Make a deep slice in the lengthwise direction in each of the pieces of filet. Slip a slice of mozzarella and some of the truffles into each.

Melt some of the butter. Dredge the meat slices in the melted butter, then in the bread crumbs. Melt the remaining butter in a pan large enough for the meat to lie flat, and brown the slices on both sides. Sprinkle the wine over them, let it evaporate, and finish cooking the meat over a moderate flame.

Transfer the meat to a heated serving plate, season it with salt and pepper, dribble the pan juices over it, and serve.

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