We went to a restaurant not long ago and our family ordered appetizers. When they brought them, they were not the regular Mozzarella cheese sticks, they were cheese coins and they were great! Mr. Picky Eater really enjoyed them asking if I would try to recreate them at home. I could not believe he asked so I was determined to do it! But before we get to this great recipe – great for gameday, tailgating and holiday parties.
Remember when I showed you this project?
Now, let’s get to this recipe – it’s very easy:
MOZZARELLA CHEESE APPETIZERS
Mozzarella Cheese Coins are with marinara is a fun take on traditional cheese sticks. Wow your guests with gooey, cheesy coins!
- 1 package of pre-sliced mozzarella cheese from the dairy section of the grocery store.
- 1 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs you could also use panko
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/4 Cup water
- 1/2 Cup flour
- 1/3 Cup Cornstarch
- 3 Cups oil for frying
Unpackage the mozzarella peeling the slices off and laying on paper towels, then cover squeezing out some of the moisture.
Place on parchment paper on tray, cover with foil then place in freezer for 1 hour.
In three dredging stations, combine the crumbs and garlic salt – then the eggs, water and the optional pepper sauce – in the other bowl combine the flour and cornstarch.
Dredge each piece in the flour bowl, then the egg bowl, then the breadcrumb bowl.
Place back on tray and put back in the freezer for 20 min, while you make the marinara sauce.
Put the oil in a pot and bring it to 375F. Take coins out of freezer. Add Mozzarella coins and allow to deep fry for 30 seconds each.
Set aside to drain while you cook the rest.. Eat immediately and enjoy with marinara!!
- 1 Can crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic minced finely
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/2 Tablespoon oregano
Put oil and garlic in saucepan allowing garlic to get tender.
Add all other ingredients then cook on low for about 40 minutes or until reduced by 1/2. Serve with cheese coins!
Wow!! Love cheese and these look soooo good!!
adam j. holland
First, the cheese ‘coins’ look divine. Second, I’ll vote for you always — except I’m getting a dead link. Please fix it or let me know what the hell I’m doing wrong. Quickly! (So you can win!)
Hey Adam! Thanks for the compliments. I checked both links and they worked – did you click on “Vote for Kelli’s Kitchen” and “Pin Share and comment on Pinterest”?? Here are the links: http://www.FaveCrafts.com/Krylon-Contest and http://www.pinterest.com/favecrafts/make-it-yours-with-krylon-contest. Just copy and paste both into your browser! Thanks!!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked
Fried cheese is the best! Your homemade mozza sticks look mouth wateringly delicious, Kelli. And I voted for you – yours is the best, imho. I can’t believe how good you made that table ‘n chairs look!
Thank you on both counts Nancy! Even the little grandson loved those sticks – and the SIL put some away so he could take them to work tomorrow! 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
These cheese appetisers look very delicious, wouldn’t mind a nice big bite 😀
Fried cheese is actually the best idea! I’ll vote 😀
Choc Chip Uru
So, I guess I have missed these mozzarella shapes in the cheese case. Voted and pinned! Such a cute project.
Thank you! I just found them after we had ours in the restaurant in Edmond – the kids knew about them, like for homemade pizza. Anyway, they were great!
Thank you so much!
Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
Great looking snack AND I love what you did with that plainjane card table and chairs!
..MMM I love Mozzarella cheese, especially fried!! Looks delicious Kelli! I could eat a bunch of those right now 🙂 I showed this to my daughter and she said we needed to make these tonight!
You will love them!
I voted on the first site, but don’t do pinterest (sorry!). Maybe I’ll get signed up for it in the next few days. I didn’t know you could buy mozzarella cheese coins! I’ve never looked for them, though; you can bet I will the next time I go grocery shopping! Thanks so much!!
Thank you for the vote! I really appreciate it and also – you will LOVE thes cheese coins!
Voted! And seriously, is anything better than fried cheese? (that’s a rhetorical question, by the way!)
Love that fried cheese!! 🙂
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I remember when you originally posted your card table…it turned out so good. I voted for you. 🙂 I’m sure Mr. Picky Eater was very happy when you made him the appetizers.
Thanks Karen, I really appreciate the vote!
Julia @ FaveCrafts
This is Julia from FaveCrafts – I just wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for helping to promote this exciting contest. We are so glad you participated – we couldn’t have made this possible with amazing crafters like you! Good luck!!
Thank you Julia!