Fried Mozzarella

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 625


8 ounces mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Wondra flour
2 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly milled black pepper
1 1/2 cups fine dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups corn oil


Cut mozzarella into 1/2-inch slices and then into 1/2-inch strips. Place flour in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs, salt, and pepper thoroughly with a fork. Place bread crumbs in the bowl.

Dip mozzarella strips in flour, then in beaten eggs. Dredge thoroughly in bread crumbs, making sure cheese is thoroughly coated with crumbs so that it does not ooze in frying.

Arrange strips in a single layer on a large platter lined with wax paper. Chill at least 1 hour (chilling will prevent bread crumb coating from falling off when frying).

In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until haze forms. Fry mozzarella in 2 batches, turning once, until lightly golden on both sides. Drain on paper towels. To serve, arrange on platter and serve immediately.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 625
Calories from Fat: 489

This Fried Mozzarella recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Midwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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