Delicious Gluten Free Fried Mozzarella

Fried mozzarella always wins over a crowd at a party and is the perfect appetizer to serve to your guests at a holiday party.  I mean, it's FRIED MOZZARELLA! How can you go wrong taking delicious fresh buffalo mozzarella and deep frying it to make it crispy and even more delicious?! If you ask me, anything tastes 2x as good when it's fried and dipped in a sauce (ahem..french fries and ketchup!), These gluten free fried mozzarella balls are super easy to make and your company will be very impressed.  This gluten free recipe uses gluten free breadcrumbs.  You can make your own from leftover gluten free bread or buy pre-made from the store. Just make sure to season them if they are not pre-seasoned. 

Recipe Yields about 40 balls

 Gluten Free Fried Mozzarella Balls

Ingredients:
1 cup Blends by Orly Sydney Blend
2 large eggs
1 cup gluten free seasoned bread crumbs
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound bocconcini (bite-size fresh mozzarella balls)
2 cups vegetable oil
Tomato sauce, for serving
 
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Place Sydney Blend in a bowl. In another bowl, beat eggs. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Working with 2 bocconcini at a time, dredge in flour, shaking off excess, coat in egg, and roll in breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
 
In a small saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high until pinch of breadcrumbs sizzles and floats to the top when added.  Fry bocconcini, 4 at a time, until golden brown, turning occasionally, 2 minutes per batch. With a slotted spoon, transfer balls to paper towels to drain and season with salt. Keep warm in oven and repeat with remaining bocconcini. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.

Note: If you don't have bocconcini, you can use any fresh mozzarella and cut it into chunks or slices instead of balls.