While it'd be nice to whip up some foie gras or filet mignon off-the-cuff, such high-flying indulgences aren't always possible. Fortunately, limited budgets and culinary chops don't have to limit how high you can fly—just because we're unable to cook like Michelin-rated chefs doesn't mean we can't wild out in the kitchen. That's why we tapped a true Instagram cooking pro, Peep My Sneaks (whom you might remember deep-fried a Big Mac last summer), to expand our minds and guts. His ingenious idea: Make fried-mozzarella squares.
Here's how to make his lactose-powered, deep-fried snack. All you need is the following (and a deep-fryer).
How to Make Fried-Mozz Shots
Makes four fried mozzarella squares
- 3 eggs
- 16-ounce block of mozzarella cheese
- 24-ounce jar of marinara sauce
- 15-ounce container of Italian bread crumbs
- 8-ounce container of panko bread crumbs
1. Take your block of mozzarella and cut it into four even, smaller squares.
2. Cut smaller squares in the middle of each cube. Chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
3. Mix the Italian and Panko bread crumbs in a bowl. In a separate bowl, crack the three eggs and beat them.
4. Dip each cube first in the egg yolk and then coat completely in the bread crumbs. Place each cube on the deep-fryer tray when finished.
5. Deep-fry at 350 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Using a spoon, fill in the center of each cube with a dollop of marinara sauce. Then serve.