The Very Best Fried Mozzarella

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Just one thing....

When the owner of Ivy House came around to ask how everything was, I said :
"Well, there is just one thing>" Poor lady, she looked concerned.

I said: "You know that picture of the fried cheese on the menu? It's really got to go. It makes it an appetizer that is impossible NOT to order!!"

And, then we all burst into laughter.

But, no joke, it is divine.

Recently my sister moved to Florida from Texas and since then we have been running all over the state of Florida being tourists and sampling the cuisine along the way.

Before I moved to the small town I now live in, my home was in Ocala which is located in Marion County a beautiful county which is a must visit area for those who venture to our fair state. There are horse farms and an abundance of natural beauty to see and enjoy.

There are also many restaurants, enough to please even the most discriminating palate. One that has foods you are sure to enjoy is The Ivy House is located just off Silver Spring Boulevard

That is where my sister and I discovered the dish I am sharing with you today. It is considered an appetizer but it can easily be served as a meal if you serve a salad or soup along with it.

Who knew that fried mozzarella would be this delicious. I hope you have an opportunity to give this a try.

Fried cheese is baked too...

Rather than deep frying this to get the cheese fully melted, I toasted them in the oil and butter until golden brown and then transferred to a baking sheet.

The oven had been preheated to 500. The sandwiches sat in there for about 10 minutes to finish the melting process.

Serve these hot.

Warm marinara sauce and serve along with it.

Gathering Ingredients

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 slices Italian bread, cut in one inch thickness slices
  • 3 slices mozzarella, cut 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2-3 pats butter, melted
  • 3-4 ounces olive oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • seasoned bread crumbs if desired, Italian are good but choose your favorite
  • 1 jar marinara, if desired for dipping

This Will Be My Next Way to Try This Dish

Bread and mozzarella sliced and ready

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Instructions

  1. Place large skillet on your stove (electric griddle can be used as well). Melt butter in pan....bring temperature to medium or medium high depending on your stove.
  2. Mix egg and milk together. Dip top side of bread in the mixture ever so briefly. Then dip in bread crumbs. Place moistened side on the skillet.
  3. Place cheese on the bread. Allow to cook for a few minutes until it begins to become golden brown. Dip second slice of bread in the egg mixture and bread crumbs then top the cheese with it. Turn so that this moistened bread is on the skillet.
  4. Add more butter if needed. Allow to cook till golden; cheese may even ooze out and that is fine. For best results after they have become golden brown, transfer to the oven to finish melting the cheese. The bread will remain crisp and will not be overloaded with oil and butter.
  5. Serve hot. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 sandwich
Calories 220
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 130 mg43%
Sodium 325 mg14%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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pstraubie48 11 months ago from sunny Florida Author

It IS very tasty...I am not eating this fav right now since I have changed my life style but may one day soon.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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sagolia 12 months ago

Looks fantastic! I can never say no to more cheese!


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yum is all that I can say. this hits the spot on a cold day ine the fall or winter. thank you as always for stopping by

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas

Sounds good! I love most kinds of cheese and mozzarella is one of my favorites. I like the deep fried cheese treats too. This is how I make my cheese sandwiches and they are so crispy and yummy. I bet this is delicious!


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

It is nice, Rachel, to find another who enjoys sharing recipes like I do. Have a lovely evening. ps


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Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

You're welcome, Patricia. it's nice to hear from you.


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Rachel I received both messages and thank you. I think sometimes there is a bit of a delay in them posting. Thank you for visiting...I know you will love this.

Angels are once again winging their way to you ps


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Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

I left a comment several days ago, but don't know what happened to it. lol but, melted mozzarella and Italian bread? So delicious. I will follow your recipe and this will be delicious, for sure.

Happy New Year.


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yum yum and yum is all I have to say. It is so good. Light and toasty and chewy ....if you like a lot of texture in your food, this will soon become a favorite.

Nice to see you again today.

Angels are winging their way to you this morning. ps


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Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Yummy! I love mozzarella cheese too. I'll have to try that way of making that sandwich.

Happy New Year


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida Author

I know purl.... I do not make it often as it just is too sinful. But on a really cold day when I have to go out after lunch I will maybe consider it :D

Angels are on the way to you ps


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purl3agony 2 years ago from USA

This recipe could be dangerous :) I love fried mozzarella but have never made it myself. This recipe seems very doable. I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for posting and sharing!!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi DDE It is so yummy. Crisp on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside. Very easy to prepare.

Thanks for visiting today.

Angels are on the way ps


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Very Best Fried Mozzarella sounds a lovely idea.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi ishywaryaa

It really is yummy but I suggest only having a small piece or two as an appetizer. It is very rich.

Thanks for visiting today.

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi ishywaryaa

It really is yummy but I suggest only having a small piece or two as an appetizer. It is very rich.

Thanks for visiting today.

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A lip-smacking recipe with delightful photos & easy-to-follow instructions! I would like to give your recipe a try coz it is not only easy but also savory and appetizing by the way of your photos! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Insightful Tiger

You will enjoy it. It melts in your mouth after a burst of flavor and texture that is amazing. For a nice little appetizer to surprise your guests and family, be sure to include this in an upcoming celebration. Angels are on the way. :)


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Insightful Tiger 3 years ago

Oh my! That looks tasty! I can't wait to try this for my family; I know they will love it! Thank you for sharing, sis. Voted up and pinned


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Glimmer Twin Fan

It is decadent...ooey, gooey and just divine. My grandson and I went back to the restaurant that inspired this the other day...and I had to resist.

It is a tasty treat.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a lovely week.

Sending Angels your way :) ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Glimmer Twin Fan

It is decadent...ooey, gooey and just divine. My grandson and I went back to the restaurant that inspired this the other day...and I had to resist.

It is a tasty treat.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a lovely week.

Sending Angels your way :) ps


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Yummy is all I can say to this comfort food dish. Definitely adding this to a quick dinner list.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Sirius

Thanks for stopping by. It really is a nice little treat to add to a meal or to serve as an appetizer. A little goes a long way.

Hope you enjoy this.

Angels are on the way to you today :) ps


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Sirius Centauri 3 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Yum! I'm so onto this recipe... Thanks for sharing ::) Voting up and sharing.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks, Victoria. It is a great little appetizer to have with an Italian night dinner. My family has requested it at our next get together so I know I will be serving it again soon.

Glad to see you today.

Angels are on the way this lovely Monday morning. :) ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks, Victoria. It is a great little appetizer to have with an Italian night dinner. My family has requested it at our next get together so I know I will be serving it again soon.

Glad to see you today.

Angels are on the way this lovely Monday morning. :) ps


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

This looks yummy. I love anything pizza-like. Pinning for future reference!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi drbj Happy Saturday

Yes, mozzarella does need a little help in the flavor department. That is why this turns out so well. It is like a pizza with the sauce on the side :)

It is really a nice little diversion.... a little breakaway from the usual.

So let me know how it turns out when you do give it a try.

Nice to see you this morning.

Sending you blessings and Angels today :) ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi drbj Happy Saturday

Yes, mozzarella does need a little help in the flavor department. That is why this turns out so well. It is like a pizza with the sauce on the side :)

It is really a nice little diversion.... a little breakaway from the usual.

So let me know how it turns out when you do give it a try.

Nice to see you this morning.

Sending you blessings and Angels today :) ps


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Although you would not call me a cheese lover, Patricia, I do like mozzarella - especially atop a pizza - because it is so bland, so I will try this interesting recipe. Promise!


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Wonderful recipe, Carol! Sharing!


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

One of my all time faves...I am dying for some right now. As always a great job..I do have some cheese in the fridge...Maybe tonight?? Great hub..voting up and pinning......


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've passed by the Ivy House a few times, but I never stopped. Had I known this is what I was missing I would have made sure I was hungry at the time and stopped in for some fried mozzarella. Now I'll just have to attempt to make this myself. Thank you for sharing! Yummy!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm jumping on this recipe with both feet. I love it...finally a recipe with no vegetables. :)

I didn't know your sister moved to Florida. How exciting for you, PS. I'm happy you get to spend quality time with her.

Anyway, loved the recipe and we will definitely be trying it.

Blessings and a hug winging their way to you from Oly

bill


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi pstraubie, this sounds absolutely delicious! I am a cheese fanatic! lol! wonderful idea and one that I will definitely try, voted up and shared! nell

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