Fried Cheese

 

 

Yeah, the title says it all, can it really get any better than fried cheese? These puppies are super yummy!  There is just something about melty, salty cheese, with a crunchy outer shell……just perfection!

I can remember as a kid, going to our favorite diner and always ordering mozzarella sticks….ALWAYS!  It used to make me mad that you would only get 6 and you would have to share with the 3 other people in your family, so each person would get one and the other 2 would have to split between whoever wanted them! Ugh…..dilemmas from back in the day!

This fried cheese is even better than those mozzarella sticks I once fought over!  Fresh mozzarella covered in light crispy bread crumbs…..gluten free bread crumbs!!!!

The best thing about these cheesy, gooey bites…….YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHARE!  😉

 

Ingredients:

16 oz fresh mozzarella log (I use Belgioioso)

1 cup gluten free panko bread crumbs (you can find this by the other gf items in the healthy section at your local grocer)

2 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp pepper

salt

2 eggs beaten

1/2 besan or chick pea flour (this will be with the health food as well)

1/4 cup olive oil

 

Directions:

Slice cheese into 1/4 inch slices (keep cheese in freezer until your ready to fry, this will keep it from melting into a huge mess)

Heat oil in pan.

Mix breadcrumbs, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

Dredge cheese in flour then egg wash then bread crumbs.

Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cheese drain on paper towel for a few minutes.

Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

Share if you dare!  ENJOY!!!!