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Fried Mozzarella (Mozzarella Impanata)

A web-exclusive recipe from Italian Cooking and Living

This satisfying appetizer takes on a delicate, oozy texture if you use fresh buffalo mozzarella.

  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • flour
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Crack the eggs into a wide, shallow bowl, salt lightly and mix with a fork. Spread a layer of flour onto a plate and spread out the bread crumbs on another plate. Cut the mozzarella into slices no more than 1/4-inch thick. Dip the cheese into the flour, making sure its whole surface is coated, then into the egg mixture and finally into the bread crumbs. Heat a 1/2-inch layer of olive oil in a high-sided skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, put in the breaded mozzarella and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden, flipping to cook both sides evenly. Let drain briefly on paper towels to absorb extra oil. Serve hot, sprinkled with a pinch of dried oregano. Serves 4

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