The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella
The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Loon and I have always enjoyed fried mozzarella with marinara.  There is something about it that is just so satisfying.  I played around with my own version, and really think these little gems are the best we’ve ever had.  The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella is amazing, and especially when served with fresh, homemade marinara.  Just be warned, they don’t stick around for long!

 

 

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella
 
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The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella is way better than the frozen variety you'll find on the appetizer menu at most restaurants. This version takes these cheesy gems to a whole new level. It's all about the amazing bread crumbs. Be sure to serve with fresh marinara! Yum!!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces of good quality, fresh Mozzarella, cut into ¼" medallions, or ¼" sticks
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • FOR THE BREAD CRUMB MIXTURE:
  • 3 pieces of Country-style white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 cup of Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup of fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • SERVE WITH:
  • Fresh Marinara Sauce
Instructions
  1. MAKE THE BREAD CRUMB MIXTURE:
  2. Place all the ingredients in your food processor and process until coarsely ground
  3. MAKE THE FRIED CHEESE:
  4. Heat deep freyer, or in a large, sturdy skillet, fill with oil about half way - heat oil to 350F, or until small pinch of bread sizzles when added to the oil.
  5. Place the flour in a medium bowl.
  6. Add the eggs to another medium bowl, and add in about ¼ cup of water.
  7. Place the bread crumb mixture in a third bowl...with the three bowls lined up next to each other.
  8. Dredge the cheese pieces through the flour, then submerge in the egg mixture, shake off excess, and then dredge through the breadcrumbs.
  9. Add back into the egg mixture, then dredge again with the breadcrumbs.
  10. Fry the breaded cheese until golden, about 2 - 3 minutes.
  11. Drain on paper towels.
  12. Serve with fresh marinara
  13. Enjoy!

 

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