Over the next several weeks – during the Holiday Season and even for Super Bowl Sunday, appetizers will be plentiful. Whether you are hosting a party at home, or attending one, everyone loves appetizers.
And everyone loves cheese, not to mention anything that is deep fried. So why not whip up a batch of these Deep Fried Mozzarella Bites for your family and friends?
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 Super Bowl Menu. 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.
- 8 ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
- In three shallow dishes place the following 1st flour, 2nd egg and in the 3rd dish the bread crumbs
- Toss Mozzarella Cheese in flour, shake of excess
- Dip in eggs and then in bread crumb mixture
- Heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees F, once oil is to temperature carefully place mozzarella bites in pot and cook til golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels
- Serve with marinara sauce