Definitions

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  • noun Small cheeses similar to mozzarella
  • noun Small chunks of any suitable foodstuff

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Happy in the Kitchen

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