Fried Mozzarella

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mozzarella string cheese or sticks cut from a block
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Oil for frying
  • Marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions Use three bowls or plates – one bowl for the flour, one for the egg and one for the breadcrumbs. Toss the cheese in the flour, then dip it in the egg to coat. Next, dip the cheese in the breadcrumbs to coat thoroughly. Arrange the breaded sticks in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Refrigerate for up to an hour. You can make a number of trays. Don’t crowd the sticks on the trays. Cover with plastic wrap an refrigerate. The window here is about two hours in the cooler. Beyond that, they pick up too much moisture and the breadcrumb coating tends to peel off during frying.

To order, fry the breaded mozzarella in hot oil (350-360 F). Fry until golden, usually less than a minute. Remove from the oil and let drain.

Serve with warm marinara sauce.

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