1/2 cpart-skim ricotta cheese
3-4 ozshredded mozzarella cheese
1 ozasiago cheese, freshly grated
3 Tbspparmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 largeegg, lightly beaten
1/2 citalian bread crumbs
1/2 cpanko bread crumbs
1 Tbspitalian seasoning
·oil, for frying
·warm marinara sauce, optional
How to Make Fried Cheese
- In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, Asiago, and Parmesan cheeses. Add the egg and Italian seasoning and mix well with clean hands.
- In a medium-sized skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, take tablespoonsfuls of the ricotta mixture and form into a 1 to 2-inch balls. Lightly roll the cheese balls into the Italian bread crumbs and then lightly into the Panko bread crumbs.
- Carefully place the cheese balls into the oil in small batches. Do not overcrowd the skillet. Let cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, then carefully flip the cheese balls over with a slotted metal spoon. Once the cheese balls have a golden brown color, remove them using the slotted spoon and place on a paper-towel lined plate to drain excess grease. Serve warm with warm marinara sauce.