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See that little dollop of ricotta cheese on the wrapper (above)? I'm surprised that's the only bit that made its way outside the roll here. At least pre-bite, that is, because once you chomp down on a panelle special sandwich ($5.99 on a roll, as shown) from Joe's of Avenue U, well, you just better hope you've got a lot of napkins in your to-go bag.
Joe's starts with a few sheets of panelle, Sicilian chickpea fritters, which they deep-fry to order. These crisp, hot rectangles are slapped on a sesame roll and absolutely smothered with ricotta. Add to that a fistful of Parmesan and run it quickly under the broiler and you've got a serious two-handed turbocarbed treat. Don't blame me if you have to take a nap after you eat this thing. Think you can handle more than what's pictured? You can also get it in hero form.
Joe's of Avenue U
287 Avenue U, Brooklyn NY 11223 (near McDonald Avenue; map) 718-449-9285