Definitions

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  • n. Small cheeses similar to mozzarella
  • n. Small chunks of any suitable foodstuff

Etymologies

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From Italian plural of diminutive of boccone ("mouthful")

Examples

  • Cooked until caramelized, the vegetables are perked up by the addition of ripe cherry tomatoes and the small fresh mozzarella rounds called bocconcini, which melt into the hot pasta.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • I use the small fresh mozzarella balls called bocconcini - if you can't find them, cut larger fresh mozzarella into bite-sized pieces.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Mr. Nag knows roses rule; as does the roasted tomato and bocconcini pizza he is preparing as I blog and guzzle red wine in front of the fire.

    Blogging and guzzling

  • You may still want one or two kinds of meat and cheese; see if you can find good-quality sopressata, prosciutto, bocconcini fresh mozzarella balls, or pecorino; keep the amounts moderate, though, so they take up about a quarter of your serving platter.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

  • • Little fresh mozzarella bocconcini with a tiny dice of tomato, a slick of olive oil, and shredded fresh basil.

    The City Cook

  • I'm eating organic baby carrots by the pound right now and loving them, and I make a really yummy tomato salad with tomatoes, bocconcini cheese pearls (i know, might be on the no-go list but it's pasteurized and yummy and has yet to cause any problems), garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a bit of salt.

    Belly By the Numbers

  • He butterflied a turkey breast, pan fried it in duck fat and brown butter before topping it with more traditional pizza toppings like mushrooms, onions, salami, tomatoes, basil puree and bocconcini.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • We call this bocconcini salad little balls in Italian.

    Recipe for Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with Herbs

  • I still have some of these bocconcini in my fridge and plenty of herbs in my garden.

    Recipe for Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with Herbs

  • V asked for the whole wheat fettucine with mozzarella bocconcini, baby patty pan squash and peppers.

    Archive 2007-07-01

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