January 24, 2010

Cheese Part 1 - Appetizer

Stephanie started off our dinner party with these tasty appetizers. I'm glad this only made a small batch or else I would have overdone it. Cheese is fabulous! But fried cheese... ohhh my! Great idea Steph!

Pizza Rolls or Fried Cheese (whatever you want to call it)
by Stephanie

4 c canola oil
2 eggs
1/4 c milk
3/4 c panko bread crumbs
3/4 c Italian bread crumbs
8 oz mozzarella string cheese, individually wrapped
16 thin slices salami and/or prosciutto
8 egg roll/spring roll wrappers

In a medium saucepan, add oil and heat to 325 degrees. In a medium shallow bowl, whisk eggs and milk thoroughly. In another medium bow mix panko and Italian bread crumbs. Dredge 1 entire side of egg roll wrapper into egg wash. Place 2 slices of the meat in the center of wrapper, towards the edge closest to you. Place 1 stick of cheese on top of meat. Roll wrapper edge closest to you over the filling. Tuck ends and continue to roll until it forms an egg roll shape.

Dredge rolled wrapper in egg wash again, then thoroughly coat in bread crumbs. (wrappers can be frozen for future use at this point)

Add 2 rolls at a time in the oil, cooking 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Be careful not to over cook or cook on too high of a temperature as the rolls may explode. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and serve immediately. Dip in your favorite marinara or pasta sauce.

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