Ferrara Fried Mozzarella

Some foods you can only get at restaurants, and I thought fried mozzarella would be one of those things.  Now after help from my dad we’ve figured how to get the perfectly gooey cheesy fried mozzarella that was once only available at restaurants.  It’s just as good if not better home-made.  This recipe is a little more tricky just because they need to be fried, but one you have the hang of it, it’s so easy to replicate, you will be making it for all your movie nights and game day celebrations.

Ingredients:

  • mozzarella cheese block ( not the kind in the water)
  • 1/2 cup flour (for 1 pound block of cheese)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • canola or vegetable or corn oil

How to:

  1. cut the cheese into 1/2 inch square stick
  2. put sticks into gallon zip lock back and gently shake with flour, to coat
  3. mix eggs with 2 tablespoons of milk or water
  4. dunk sticks into egg mixture (to coat) shake off excess egg mixture then immediately roll in bread crumbs
  5. gently pack bread crumbs so they will stick
  6. these have to be double breaded, so dunk back into egg mixture, then coat again in bread crumbs
  7. the sticks have to be frozen before fried
  8. heat oil in skillet or fry pan, 1 inch deep. once hot. fry until golden brown on all sides, turn if needed. about 3-5 minutes
  9. finish in the oven
  10. serve with my old-fashioned italian sauce ;]
  11. enjoy the melty goodness 😀

 

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is not really one of my favorite things, but every time there is a peanut butter cookie available it is the first one I take.  They melt in your mouth, and are perfectly buttery and soft.  These cookies are incredibly easy, and can be made in less than an hour (which in cookie time is really good) There great for the upcoming holiday season.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to:

  1. mix melted butter, white and brown sugar, peanut butter, and egg together in large bowl (with electric blender)
  2. Mix together dry ingredients ( flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) before adding them to the egg and sugar mixture
  3. use fork or spoon to combine, make sure thoroughly combined, but don’t over mix it.
  4. put in fridge to cool and harden (1/2 – 1 hour)  – can be made several days before also
  5. preheat oven to 375 degrees
  6. take a small palm full of dough and roll into ball, should be about a 1 – 1 1/2 inch in diameter
  7. roll in white sugar then place on well-greased baking sheet.
  8. place 1 inch apart and before adding to oven criss cross cookie with fork to make a checker board pattern on the very top
  9. bake for 10-12 minutes
  10. once done baking let cool on baking sheet
  11. or eat them while there warm ;]