I got this recipe from an episode of Giada at Home this past weekend. I’m not a big fan of fried foods so I didn’t love these, but they’d be great as a party snack. I’m going to post the recipe as I made it (from memory from the show) but you can follow the link for exact directions.
Mozzarella balls (the ones I got were called “pearls”)
Salt & Pepper
Italian Bread Crumbs
Vegetable oil for frying
Heat your oil to 375 degrees.
Drain the water from the cheese balls & allow them to dry on a plate.
Set up an assembly line of 3 bowls – 1 with flour (seasoned with salt & pepper), 1 with beaten eggs, 1 with bread crumbs.
Coat each cheese ball in flour, then in egg, then in bread crumbs, then back in egg, then back in bread crumbs.
Put the breaded cheese balls in the freezer for 20 minutes before frying.
In batches, fry the cheese balls approximately 20 seconds or until golden brown.
Drain on a paper towel lined plate.