Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Bites Made Simple…

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When I think of mozzarella sticks I think of frozen, hard appetizers – too much breading and too little cheese.  Not this recipe!  Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and wonton wrappers fried in olive oil and dusted with Parmigiano make this a perfect weekend snack or dinner party app.

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Ingredients

  • 1 package of Ovoline fresh mozzarella (about 15, cut in half to make 30)
  • 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon of water for egg wash
  • 15 fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 30 sheets fresh wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of your favorite warm tomato sauce (yep, canned is acceptable here) or make your own fav.

Preparation

  1. Drain the mozzarella on a a paper towel making sure that they are not moist or dripping with any liquid.
  2. Whisk the egg and water together with a fork.
  3. Wash and dry the basil leaves and then stack 5 together…roll them together into a little parcel, cut them length wise into little strips as shown…this is called chiffonade…very fancy term that means “cut into little strips”.
  4. On top of one a wontons, place an Ovoline, cut in half.
  5. Sprinkle a bit of the basil on top.
  6. Brush the outside of the wonton with the egg wash.
  7. Press ends together and tuck the ends underneath. Let rest for about a minute. This is to seal the little parcels.
  8. Heat the olive oil in a LARGE pan till it reaches 350 degrees. PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT OVERHEAT THE OIL and do not use more than the recommended amount of oil, you are NOT deep frying.
  9. Place the little parcels in the pan and cook (do not crowd, about 8 or 10 in the pan are just right. Cook till golden brown on each side, about a minute.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  12. Serve immediately with your favorite warm tomato sauce.
  13. Enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Bites Made Simple…

  1. Pingback: Mozzarella Basil Fried Wontons - Desire to Eat

  2. I rarely come back to comment but in this case I must…you just made me look like a rock star with a handful of ingredients I was lucky to have on hand! Went on Pinterest looking for ways to use up extra fresh basil and there you are nailing our cravings with one easy recipe. I used mozzarella sticks (string cheese) because that’s what I had and found that 3 sticks cut into small bits went a long way using square wonton wrappers. This could be the start of a new guilty pleasure – thanks for sharing!

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