Fried Cheese

Jennifer Bass


I first tried "fried cheese" at a restaurant. It was good, but I thought I could make it better. This has been a hit every time I make it!

★★★★★ 2 votes
16 appetizers
10 Min
10 Min


1/2 c
part-skim ricotta cheese
3-4 oz
shredded mozzarella cheese
1 oz
asiago cheese, freshly grated
3 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 large
egg, lightly beaten
1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
1/2 c
panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
oil, for frying
warm marinara sauce, optional

How to Make Fried Cheese


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, Asiago, and Parmesan cheeses. Add the egg and Italian seasoning and mix well with clean hands.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Carefully 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.

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About Fried Cheese

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers