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Recipe: Olive Gardens Fried Mozzarella

Ingredients

  • 1 pound block of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup corn starch

Instructions

  1. Slice the block of cheese lengthwise into about 1/2 inch sections.
  2. Cut each section in half.
  3. Beat the eggs with water and set aside.
  4. Mix the bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, and basil and set aside.
  5. Blend the flour with corn starch and set aside.
  6. Heat vegetable oil for deep frying to 350F.
  7. Dip cheese in flour then in egg wash and then coat with bread crumbs.
  8. Place carefully in hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  9. This should only take a matter of seconds, so you need to watch them closely.
  10. Drain on brown paper bags and serve with your favorite pasta sauce that has been warmed.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: snack

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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