How to Fry Mozzarella

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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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