Cascaval Pane ( Transylvanian Fried Cheese)

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    lb provolone cheese (Cascaval is the more authentic; if you can find it, by all means use it)
  • 2
    eggs, beaten with
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 1 12
    seasoned bread crumbs (I actually use plain Progresso and add lots of garlic powder)
  • 1 -2
    cup vegetable oil, for frying
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice the cheese into 1-1/2 inch squares that are 1/2 inch thick.
  • Dip first into the beaten egg mixture, then into the seasoned bread crumbs (I find that a"double dipping" of each works the best; after the first dip in the bread crumbs, repeat the process again).
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet until it"shimmers".
  • Fry cheese until golden brown on both sides and a little soft (this does not take very long, and do not completely melt cheese).
  • When you turn over the cheese the first time, the crust may fall apart from the cheese; just pat it back on, it will melt back together.
  • To serve, immediately put each cheese square on a lettuce leaf.
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