Sunday, June 16, 2013

Food Around the World - Fried Mozzarella

This month's theme is Italy for the Food Around the World club.  Who doesn't love Italian food?!  We love it in my house.  I was really excited when Kelly picked this theme!

Last weekend we had a big meal at my house.  I decided to make these for dinner.  My daughter, Kelly, and my son, Jimmy, helped out.  We did not let them sit in the freezer long enough.  Therefore, when Jimmy friend them, they came out more like fried mozzarella blogs instead of sticks!  But, they were still deliciouso!

Fried Mozzarella

16 pieces String Cheese, Removed From Wrappers
½ cups All-purpose Flour
2 whole Eggs
3 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes
Canola Oil, For Frying
Marinara Sauce, For Dipping
2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
Slice string cheese pieces in half, for a total of 32 pieces.
Place flour in a small bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk.
In another separate bowl, combine panko bread crumbs with parsley flakes.
TO ASSEMBLE: One by one, roll mozzarella sticks in flour, then dunk in egg/milk mixture, then place in panko crumbs. Use your hand to sweep crumbs all over the mozzarella stick. Gently remove and place on a tray or cookie sheet. Repeat until all mozzarella sticks are coated.
***Place tray in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes to flash freeze.***
TO COOK: Heat 1 1/2 inches canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add mozzarella sticks 8 at a time. Watch closely and turn over to evenly brown, cooking less than 2 minutes. Do not allow cheese to bubble and leak.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce.

My son, Jimmy, frying the mozzarella and my son-in-law, Steve, helping to prepare rest of dinner.

1 comment:

Alwayzbakin said...

I had no idea you had to freeze them first. Glad I read this post! They sound really good!