Fried Cheese

11
Jennifer Bass

By
@jenniebug1978

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This fried cheese is such a treat. There's a delicious mixture of cheeses that give these little cheese bites great flavor and a gooey texture. Dipped in marinara they make a great party appetizer or treat for game day.

Note: We were able to make 24 balls (1 tablespoon each). The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16 appetizers
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 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 tsp
    Italian seasoning
  • ·
    oil, for frying
  • ·
    warm marinara sauce, optional

How to Make Fried Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, Asiago, and Parmesan cheeses.
  2. Add the egg and Italian seasoning. Mix well with clean hands.
  3. In a medium-sized skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. While the oil is heating, take tablespoonfuls of the ricotta mixture and form into a 1 to 2-inch balls.
  5. Lightly roll the cheese balls into the Italian bread crumbs and then lightly into the Panko bread crumbs.
  6. Carefully place the cheese balls into the oil in small batches. Do not overcrowd the skillet.
  7. Let cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, then carefully flip the cheese balls over with a slotted metal spoon.
  8. Once the cheese balls have a golden brown color, remove them using the slotted spoon.
  9. 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
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American




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