Impress your family with this great Italian favourite. These Fried Mozzarella Balls with Homemade Tomato Sauce are easy to make right at home and look amazing. This recipe makes 8 balls.
2 large Ghiotti Mozzarella balls
5 tbsp plain flour
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
3 tbsp dried oregano
2 Small-medium eggs
Oil for frying (about 2-3 cups)
1 cup tinned tomatoes (250g)
Pinch of salt and pepper
¼ cup grated Ghiotti Parmesan cheese (40g)
1 garlic clove
¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsely
To Make Ghiotti Mozzarella Balls
Drain and pat dry Ghiotti Mozzarella balls. Separate into smaller pieces and shape as rounds.
Place flour in one bowl, breadcrumbs mixed with oregano (or marjoram) in another and beaten eggs in the third bowl.
Dredge the Mozzarella balls through the flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the breadcrumbs. To make sure that the cheese does not leak out during cooking, dredge through the egg and breadcrumb mix a second time.
Chill for 15 minutes.
Fry in batches in hot oil until golden and crispy, about one minute per batch. Drain on paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
Homemade Tomato Sauce
In a small saucepan bring tomatoes and minced garlic to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add some water to adjust consistency. Stir in finely chopped parsley and grated Ghiotti Parmesan cheese. Simmer for a further minute. Remove from the heat and let it cool. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Serve with the homemade tomato sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.