These Mozzarella Parmesan Fritters are like grown up mozz sticks. And who doesn’t like cheese sticks, especially when they are perfectly seasoned with fresh basil, garlic, sea salt, and a little pepper? That’s serious yum that we are talking about. The recipe is from Anna Del Conte’s new book, Italian Kitchen (I happen to have a copy up for grabs, make sure to grab your entry at the end of the post) which is a super gorgeous book filled with amazing Italian recipes. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself, so let’s get back to that Mozzarella Parmesan Fritter recipe, shall we?
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tbsp flour
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- 1 small garlic clove finely
- sea salt and freshly ground
- black pepper
- oil for deep frying
1. Place the fresh mozzarella in a sieve placed over a bowl and let sit
for 3–4 hours to drain the liquid. Grate the mozzarella through the largest
holes of a cheese grater and put it in a bowl.
2. Beat the egg lightly and add to the bowl with the Parmesan and flour.
3 Wipe the basil leaves with damp paper towels and snip them with
scissors. Mix into the mozzarella mixture with the garlic, a generous
grinding of pepper, and a little salt. (Add salt with caution because the
Parmesan is already salty.) Mix thoroughly.
4. With damp hands, shape the mixture into small balls, each the size of
a walnut. If the mixture is too loose, add a little more flour. Put the balls
on a wooden board and chill for at least 30 minutes.
5. Heat oil in a wok or a small, deep saucepan. When the oil is very hot
but not yet smoking (the right temperature is 350°F, i.e. when a small
piece of bread turns golden in 50 seconds) slide in the cheese balls in
batches. Do not crowd the pan or they will not fry properly. Turn them
over and when they are a deep golden color all over, fish them out with a
slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve hot.
Ok, now back to that cookbook. Isn’t it gorgeous?
It appears to appeal to contemporary home cooks by adding a modern twist to the classical foundations of Italian cooking. WIth more than 100 irresistible recipes (Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce, Risotto with Lemon, Black Rice Pudding, Ricotta Cake, and Frozen Chocolate Cream Loaf) and gorgeous photographs this is a book that you won’t want to pass up. As I mentioned before, I’ve got one up for grabs (but you can purchase a copy here). To enter this sweepstakes, use the Rafflecopter form below.
Lori Kennedy-Stewart says
Anything with pasta and cheese!
Ditto! Can’t go wrong with that combo, Lori!
My favorite Italian meal would have to be classic bolognese pasta. Love the meaty sauce with the deep flavors – just so darn good!
Sounds, delish, Christine! Too bad we can’t meet up for lunch!
Nisa Homey says
Hi Jasey, stopping by from yummy recipes page and I am so glad that I did stop by …followed you on pinteret and FB and thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Thanks, Nisa! I am so glad you came by!
Visiting from Yummy Recipes group and these fritters sound amazing!! I have pinned them and will try soon :)Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Becky! I hope you enjoy them!
Christi Pike says
I think my favorite Italian dish is stuffed shells. There are so many ways to make them and it is fun to come up with new combinations!
My favorite Italian meal is Fettucine with Porcini mushroom cream sauce. I had it in Rome 20 years ago and I’ve been trying (to no avail) to recreate it or find it ever since!!
Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake says
Those look seriously AMAZING! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
Baked rigatoni bolognese.
Tamra Augostino says
My mother in law makes the BEST pasta sauce and Lasagna. It melts in your mouth and is to die for. A traditional meal for us at Easter.
Deep frying anything… yum! Love fritters, and this look sure to satisfy.
theresa krier says
we absolutely love lasagna & garlic cheese bread. thanks for the chance to win, cookbooks are my favorite reading material
Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) says
Those look so yummy! They would be amazing with a tomato and onion salad with a little balsamic vinegar.
The Food Hunter says
My favorite…there are so many. But I love gnocchi with bursting cherry tomatoes and melting mozzarella. Now I’m hungry 🙂
mary fanara coleman says
I love eggplant parmesan.
My favorite Italian meal is three cheese mostacolli.. yummmmm!!
Stacey Roberson says
I love, love, love Manicotti. I can’t get enough cheese.
Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt says
I love stuffed shells, manicotti, lasagna. Any of that cheesy, saucy deliciousness.
I love love love fettuccine alfredo!! We make it all the time! This cook book looks amazing.
It is! You won’t be disappointed, I promise!