Fried Mozzarella With Puttanesca Dipping Sauce

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 1hr

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pat the mozzarella dry, making sure there is no water on the surface, and set aside.
  • Place the flour in a shallow dish.
  • Mix together the milk and eggs and place in a shallow bowl.
  • Stir together the bread crumbs, Essence, and salt and place in a shallow dish.
  • Heat vegetable oil about 1 1/2 inches deep, in a heavy saucepan or deep-fryer over medium-high heat to 325 to 330 degrees F.
  • Dredge the mozzarella in the flour, shaking off any excess flour.
  • Dip in the egg mixture and then the bread crumbs.
  • Place mozzarella in hot oil and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Allow the mozzarella to stand for 3 to 5 minutes before serving, to allow the cheese to melt the entire way through.
  • Serve warm on skewers or fondue forks with Puttanesca Dipping Sauce.
  • To make the dipping sauce:
  • In a medium pot heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and saute until soft and lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and the remaining ingredients and simmer until the sauce is thickened and slightly reduced, about 20 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste, cover and set aside.
  • Serve sauce warm or at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!
  • Yield: about 3 cups To make the Essence:
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Yield: 2/3 cup.
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