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Fried Mozzarella

Fried Mozzarella

Ingredients

  • 1 pound BelGioioso® fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch-thick discs
  • All-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal, medium grind
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup favorite marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup drained capers
  • 1 cup chopped Italian parsley

Prep Time:

2 hours

Cook Time:

4 minutes

Serves:

This recipe courtesy of Sam’s Club.

Here’s a homemade improvement on this restaurant staple. Using tender BelGioioso® fresh mozzarella, and creating a crispy, flavorful crust with cornmeal (polenta) and Italian herbs, makes this special.

Preparation

  1. Combine breadcrumbs, cornmeal and Italian seasoning.
  2. Coat cheese in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Place on baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Warm sauce slightly over low heat.
  4. Heat 1/4 cup oil in large skillet over high heat. Working in batches, fry cheese until brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer fried cheese to plates. Spoon warm sauce over cheese. Sprinkle generously with capers and parsley.