Who doesn't love fried mozzarella? Too bad it's full of fat and calories. If only there was a way to prepare this appetizer in a healthier way. Wait a minute. There is a way. When you pan fry mozzarella, it's not only healthier, but it's incredible easy to make as well.
Things You'll Need
- 1 pound ball of mozzarella
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- Olive oil
Slice the mozzarella. Depending on how you want serve this appetizer, you may want to cut slices or sticks from the cheese. When cutting slices, cut 6 pieces from a one pound ball of mozzarella. If you're cutting sticks, you can get 12 pieces from one ball.
Make an egg wash. Crack the two eggs into a pie pan and use a fork to beat them until they are combined. If the egg wash looks too thick, you can add a bit water to thin it out.
Dip the mozzarella in the egg wash. Be sure to cover the mozzarella thoroughly with the egg wash so that the coating sticks.
Coat with bread crumbs. Place the bread crumbs in a second pie pan and coat the pieces of cheese, making sure to remove excess crumbs.
Fry over medium-high heat. Place enough olive oil in a large skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Allow the oil to come to temperature over medium-high heat. Once the oil is up to temperature, fry the mozzarella until golden brown on both sides.
Tips & Warnings
- This is great dipped in marinara sauce or served on a salad.
- Do not buy low moisture mozzarella for this appetizer.
- Do not let the oil get too hot or the olive oil and bread crumbs will burn.
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