Fried Mozzarella

I’m loving the section of Dec Everyday Food with all the cute little party food. Who doesn’t love fried mozzarella? It’s incredibly evil, but oh so good. Of course I had to try it:

Preheat oven to 250. Put 1 cup flour in a bowl. In another, beat 2 eggs. In another, mix 1 cup panko with 1 tsp thyme. Season each with salt and pepper. Buy 1 lb of bocconcini balls (fresh mozzarella balls  – I actually thought the bocconcini were too big, so I bought whatever the smaller size was called). Dry them off and dip in flour, egg, then panko. Heat 2 cups veg oil until a breadcrumb thrown in sizzles. Fry them, 4 at a time until golden, about 2 min per batch. Keep warm in the oven on paper towels on a baking sheet. Serve with a marinara sauce for dipping.

These were crazy good. I have to make sure that it if I ever make these again that there are a LOT of people around to snatch them up because I could just keep eating them.


7 Responses to Fried Mozzarella

  1. Lyndsey says:

    Mmmm…gotta love this recipe! I’ll come over and help you eat them next time!

  2. marthaandme says:

    You’d better. They were too, too good!

  3. woisme says:

    can’t wait to try these.

  4. Ohhhhhhhh, this is not fair. *wink*

    If there’s one food I love but would do well to stay away from – it’s cheese. And fried cheese? Oh, lordy. I’m swooning now.

  5. Oh, my husband would love these!

  6. marthaandme says:

    I know. The two most evil things in the entire frigging world. Until now I didn’t think you could make good fried mozz at home. Now that I know I can, well it’s a dangerous thing!

  7. marthaandme says:

    I found it a little confusing too and I think it was just dumb luck that I got it the first time. Then once I knew how to do it, it wasn’t hard.

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