Not everyone is obsessed with lobster rolls and ice cream at the hot start of summer: Chowhound tractarian is pining for fried prosciutto balls, specifically those on the level of the recently closed Joe’s Superette in Carroll Gardens. He wants the real deal—those oozing with ricotta—and won’t accept the substitute of “riceballs with prosciutto,” which he says Frank & Sal are selling. Although he lives in Bensonhurst, tractarian is “willing to travel for quality.”

Fellow eaters are helpfully chiming in: bobjbkln spied them at Lioni, and FAL recommends the ones at Faicco’s. jgbklyn mentions Landi’s Pork Store on Brooklyn’s Avenue N, and according to Tay, Staten Island’s Novelli’s produces prosciutto balls “worth a trip to SI.”

Where’s your secret stop for these babies? Or do you make your own? Attention, Carroll Gardens restaurateurs: According to this article, Joe’s sold 3,000 prosciutto balls over Super Bowl weekend a couple years ago. Something to chew on.

Lioni Fresh Mozzarella [Bensonhurst]
7803 15th Avenue, Brooklyn

Faicco’s Pork Store [Dyker Heights]
6511 11th Avenue, Brooklyn

Landi’s Pork Store [Flatlands]
5909 Avenue N, Brooklyn

Novelli’s [Staten Island]
3161 Amboy Road, Staten Island

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