Bocconcini Mozzarella Impanata

Bocconcini Mozzarella Impanata

The secret in making this tasty snack a success, is to ensure using breadcrumbs that are very dry, crisp and not too chunky. Homemade breadcrumbs are the best.

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

12 bite sized (bocconcini)  mozzarella balls

4 Extra Large Free Range or Organic eggs

60mL Extra Virgin Olive Oil

475mL Vegetable Oil or Sunflower Oil

400g Very dry breadcrumbs

Salt & Freshly ground pepper

Method

Rest the bocconcini mozzarella on paper towels for a minimum time of 1 hour, to ensure that they are completely dry.

Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl, adding a pinch of salt, and some pepper. Heat the olive oil and vegetable oil in a deep pan over medium heat, and when the mixture is hot, dip the mozzarella in the eggs, and coat them quickly in breadcrumbs. Fry for about 1 minute ensuring that the breadcrumbs are light in colour and cooked all over.

Remove from the pan, transfer to a platter lined with paper towels, to absorb the excess oil.

When all of the bocconcini pieces are fried, transfer onto a serving dish, sprinkle some salt over the bocconcini and serve hot.