Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Mozzarella Nuggets

Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Nice variation to 'cheese sticks'. Found in Family Circle.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Remove cheese from wrappers. Cut each cheese stick crosswise into thirds. With a small knife, cut a thin opening along the length of each piece, being careful not to cut completely through.
  2. If tomatoes are not pliable, soak in boiling water for 5 minutes. Place them in a stack and slice stack crosswise into 6 thin slices for a total of 36 each, about same length as your cheese pieces.
  3. Gently tuck one tomato slice into a piece of cheese. Repeat, using all tomato and cheese pieces.
  4. Beat 2 of the eggs lightly. Place 1 cup of the bread crumbs in shallow dish.
  5. In medium saucepan, heat oil to 350°F.
  6. Meanwhile, coat 18 of the nuggets; dip all 18 in egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Return nuggets to egg for a second round of coating and then to bread crumbs, tossing to cover completely with crumbs.
  7. Repeat for remaining 18 nuggets, using remaining 2 eggs and 1 cup bread crumbs.
  8. Beginning with the nuggets coated first, fry 5 or 6 in a batch for 1 minute, until golden brown. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon. Place on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Keep warm in 200F oven while frying remaining nuggets.
  9. Heat marinara sauce in microwave for 1 minute. Serve nuggets with sauce for dipping.

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