I’ve been working on some ideas for an appetizer party we’ll be throwing during the Super Bowl and the first thing I thought about was making everything into bite size portions for easy serving. Sometimes inspiration comes in the strangest forms, even a single word is all that is necessary to get the gears turning.
We love cheese, especially Mozzarella cheese, so working from that angle I wondered if I could make some Fresh Mozzarella Bites. After thinking about this awhile and figuring out what I’d need I decided to go for it.
And what an easy appetizer this turned out to be, while I had all the ingredients already in my pantry to make the coating, I decided that I needed to use fresh Mozzarella Cheese that you will find in your local deli. Don’t skimp on this, I’m convinced this makes a world of difference in the final dish and fresh costs only pennies more.
After cutting the fresh mozzarella into 1/2 inch bite size pieces and setting up my breading station with three bowls for the flour, egg and Italian bread crumbs I proceeded to dip the mozzarrella pieces and then set them aside while the cooking oil came up to temperature.
A little advice when deep frying, it really does not matter what size pan you use. Just take into consideration how many batches you want to cook and how long each batch will take. Also make sure the pan is deep enough that you can comfortably cook with 2 inches of oil.
Once the oil is at 350 F you are ready to start frying, this goes very fast so make sure you are prepared as each batch will only take 30-45 seconds to cook. You’ll know when they are done because they will float to the surface.
This is also a perfect addition to a tailgate menu, to save time you can bread the bites before you leave the house and fry them up at the game.
These golden-brown morsels are almost too good for their own good. Serve with a marinara sauce or my favorite a ranch dressing and make an extra batch… you’ll need it.
Are you planning a Super Bowl party?
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