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Cook1 hr 15 mins
This recipe actually started out as a homemade ravioli filling. I had a bunch left over after I made the ravioli, so I added a few things and came up with this. This is just a product of my imagination, so I'm interested to find out what you think. My BF devoured them the first time I made them, and when I served them at a small dinner party, they seemed to go over very well.
- Rinse the scallops in fresh water and dry, then chop the scallops.
- The pieces should be about the size of a kernel of corn.
- Chop the mozzarella into the same sized pieces as the scallops.
- Combine scallops, mozzarella, shallots, parsley, Old Bay, oregano, thyme and salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Cover and chill for at least an hour.
- Shortly before cooking, rinse the tomatoes and half length-wise.
- Toss with vinegar and olive oil.
- Set aside.
- Once chilled, you will need to work quickly.
- Form mixture into two inch balls.
- Heat a non-stick pan over med-high heat.
- Add butter.
- As soon as the butter has melted and started to bubble, add the scallop balls to the pan.
- Press down on each ball to form the patty shape.
- The only thing holding the patties together is the melted cheese, so you will not be able to turn the patty until the cheese has melted and formed a crispy crust on the bottom.
- So, cook until the patty is dark brown and you can turn it easily.
- If the butter starts to burn, turn the heat down just a little bit and add a little canola oil (which has a higher burn point).
- Once the patties are brown on both sides, remove from pan and drain on a paper towel.
- The cheese should be crispy on both sides and should not stick.
- Serve topped with the tomato mixture.
- I like to serve them as a first course: two patties with a few tomato halves on top of each one.