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Fried Mozzarella July 11, 2012

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Fried Mozzarella

Serves 40
Meal type Appetizer, Starter
Misc Serve Hot
Website Martha Stewart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 cup panko or plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1lb bocconcini (bite-size fresh mozzarella balls)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • Tomato sauce, for serving

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place flour in a bowl. In another bowl, beat eggs. In a third bowl, combine panko with thyme. Season each with salt and pepper. Working with 2 bocconcini at a time, dredge in flour, shaking off excess, coat in egg, and roll in breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
Step 2
In a small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high until pinch of breadcrumbs sizzles and floats to the top when added. Fry bocconcini, 4 at a time, until golden brown, turning occasionally, 2 minutes per batch. With a slotted spoon, transfer balls to paper towels to drain and season with salt. Keep warm in oven and repeat with remaining bocconcini. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.