mozzarella marinara (tnt)

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By Lynnda Cloutier
from Mission Viejo, CA

Notes: I've made this many times, with and without the anchovies. (Dad was pure Italian as was mom and he absolutely loved anchovies. I never acquired a taste for them.)

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Ingredients For mozzarella marinara (tnt)

  • 12 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • flour
  • 1 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • oil for frying
  • marinara sauce (see below)
  • 6 strips anchovy fillets, rinsed (optional)
  • MARINARA SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. minced parsley
  • 1/2 t. basil
  • 1/2 t. oregano
  • 1/2 bay leaf
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. sugar
  • 1/8 t. pepper
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped tomatoes or canned italian style tomatoes, sieved
  • 1 tbnsp. tomato paste

How To Make mozzarella marinara (tnt)

  • 1
    Cut mozzarella into 3 x 2 x 1/2" pieces. Dip each piece into eggs, then flour, then into eggs again and finally into bread crumbs which have been seasoned with salt and Parmesan cheese. Put coated cheese pieces in single layer on plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer. When ready to serve, heat 1/2 " oil in skillet over high heat
  • 2
    Fry cheese until browned on one side. Turn and brown other side. This may also be done, a few pieces at a time in deep fryer at 375 for about 2 minutes. Drain cheese on paper towels. Keep warm in 250 oven until all cheese has been fried.
  • 3
    . For each serving, pour 2 T. of the Marinara Sauce on a small plate, put the cheese on the sauce and top with additional sauce and 1 anchovy fillet, if using. Serve at once. To prepare sauce, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add the garlic, onion and parsley. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining sauce ingredients and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Serves 6 Source: My Old Recipes

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