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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Balls

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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Balls

Breaded and fried cheese cubes with a zesty pizza dipping sauce.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 5
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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Balls

8
ounces mozzarella cheese
1
cup Gold Medal unbleached, all-purpose flour
2
eggs, beaten
1/4
cup milk
2
cups Progresso Italian style breadcrumbs
vegetable
oil
1/2
cup Muir Glen pizza sauce, to serve

Directions

  • 1 Cut mozzarella cheese into 1-inch cubes and set aside.
  • 2 Place three shallow bowls beside each other, filling the first with flour, the second with the eggs and milk and the third with the breadcrumbs.
  • 3 Roll each cheese cube in the flour, tapping off excess flour, then dip in egg mixture, then roll in breadcrumbs and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining cheese cubes until all are coated.
  • 4 In a large skillet or saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil to 350 degrees F (use a candy or deep-fry thermometer to gauge temperature). Set a large plate topped with a few paper towels off to the side.
  • 5 Using a slotted spoon, lower a few cheese cubes at a time into the oil, making sure they stay separated while frying. Remove from oil using spoon after 1 minute or when the cubes are a golden brown and place on paper towels to drain. Let oil return to 350 degrees F before making the next batch. Repeat until all cheese cubes are fried.
  • 6 Heat pizza sauce in the microwave or on the stove top until warm; serve with warm, fried cheese balls.
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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Balls  

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough

It’s New Year’s Eve.


It’s time to party. It’s time to make these Fried Mozzarella Cheese Balls.

You heard me right: Fried cheese. Breaded, fried cheese. Breaded, fried, melty mozzarella cheese. With a zesty, tomato-y pizza sauce in which to dip them.

Can you handle the deliciousness? Of course you can. And your guests will thank you for it at tonight’s end-of-the-year bash.

Here’s how to get the party started:

Cut up those mozzarella cheese cubes

Cut up those mozzarella cheese cubes like a boss. May I suggest some party music to get your pregame on while you make this recipe?

Get your breading station ready

Next, get your breading station ready. That’ll be a party of three: Flour, eggs with milk and Italian style breadcrumbs. Set them side-by-side, in order (flour, eggs, breadcrumbs) on a table or countertop.

Bread those cheese cubes

Now it’s time to bread those cheese cubes. Roll them in the flour, dip them in the egg and roll again in the breadcrumbs.

And now for the main event – the frying! Sorry, no pictures here—I was too busy frying. Long sleeves and aprons are a good call here, perhaps also while doing the “Safety Dance.”

Dipping sauce

After those babies are fried, it’s time to heat up the pizza sauce for dipping.

Bite out of cheese ball

And now, it’s time that I dip, you dip, we dip. That’s how you party like it’s (almost) 2012.



Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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