Oh my goodness these are soooo good. They make me do a happy dance!
I keep a small cast iron skillet around just to make these because they don't require much oil to fry them. They are so tiny that they take up only a little space in the pan and a few seconds to cook.
Fried Mozzarella Nuggets
8 ounces string cheese sticks, room temperature
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Vegetable Oil for deep frying
Bottled chunky marinara sauce, for dipping
Cut cheese sticks into thirds. Place flour on a plate and season it with salt and pepper. Put the egg in a small bowl. Place bread crumbs on a plate.
Add cheese pieces to flour and toss to coat. Dip in egg, and then roll in bread crumbs. Arrange breaded cheese in a single layer on a tray or baking sheet. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes. Pour oil into large skillet to a depth of 1-inch, and heat over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, carefully drop cheese pieces in, a few at a time, and fry until golden, about 30 seconds. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve with your favorite chunky marinara sauce for dipping.
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I love making cheese sticks!, these nuggets look great!! Following from the hop!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to make that fried cheese!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat EatersReplyDelete
I love, love fried cheese. It is one of my few guilty pleasures.ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting. Today I linked up my Wild Mushroom Slow Cooker Chicken.
Thanks for hosting. Those cheese nuggets look oh so yummy!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, Mozzarella nuggets...YUM!ReplyDelete
This does look really simple and easy! Thanks for sharing! I just linked my recipe up! I also host a recipe blog hop every Tuesday called Recipe of the Week. golden-reflections.blogspot.com. Hope you check it out!ReplyDelete
Is it wrong that I want this fried cheese for breakfast? mmmm.ReplyDelete
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What a great appetizer, yummy! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!ReplyDelete
Those cheese bites look so yummy! Hopping by from follow me chickadee. So, happy I did.ReplyDelete
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YUMMY! My husband's made these before and they are so good!ReplyDelete
I should not have read this while hungry! We are huge fans of cheese sticks! the kids and hubby! And I just want to say your blog is sooooo adorable! everything from the name to the colors to the graphics to your posts!ReplyDelete
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Your recipe looks just fantastic. My mouth is watering looking at the pics. Welcome back!ReplyDelete
Wow! Those cheese nuggets look so good!ReplyDelete
I linked up my Chive and Onion Potato Casserole. Thanks for hosting!
Your fried mozarella nuggets look so yummy!ReplyDelete
Sharing my Sauteed Mung Beans for this week!
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Love anything with cheese! Will have to try this.ReplyDelete
Wow these look great! Thanks for sharing and for hosting such a fab linky party! I am now your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too!ReplyDelete
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looks great! Wanted to invite you to come on over to my tasty Tuesday link party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/authentic-fried-rice-tasty-tuesday-link.htmlReplyDelete
Stopping by from Tasty Tues on FTLOB
(obviously a little late)