Fried Mozzarella Pockets

Recipe by JamesDeansGirl
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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 12 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package whole-milk mozzarella cheese
  • 12
    slices soft italian sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 3
    tablespoons milk
  • 1
    cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
  • 13
    cup vegetable oil
  • 13
  • OPTIONAL (for adding with the cheese)
  • sliced mushrooms, olives,minced sun-dried tomatoes,chopped pepperoni,etc.
  • chopped sage or parsley, for garnish
  • marinara sauce, for dipping
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the mozzarella into 12 chunks; place each chunk on one half of a bread slice and fold the other half over the top.
  • (Add any other filling ingredients with the cheese, if desired.) Press edges together to seal.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • Spread the breadcrumbs in another shallow bowl.
  • Dip the cheese pockets into the egg mixture, allowing excess to drip back in the bowl.
  • Dredge in the breadcrumbs, tuning to coat evenly and completely.
  • In a large, heavy frying pan, heat both oils over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Working in batches, fry the pockets, turning once, until deep golden brown--about 4 minutes each side.
  • Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sage.
  • Serve hot with marinara sauce in dipping cups.
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