Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fried Pickles and Mozzarella Sticks

I love pub, deli, diner, bar and street food more than I should. Tonight I was on my own for dinner and decided to just have a sandwich and use up some of the food in the fridge from the weekend. I made some mozzarella cheese on Saturday and had enough leftover to make some mozzarella sticks. I also had pizza sauce to dunk them in and some salami for the sandwich. I figured that if I was going to be frying I might as well fry a couple pickles to take my sub to another level. The pickles added some extra crunch, taste and texture to a pretty average sandwich.
Breading food is easy and if you don't want to fry you can always throw it in the oven and it tastes the same without the additional grease of frying.

  • 1 cup seasoned flour (salt, pepper, etc)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (I used seasoned crumbs)

  1. Fill a small pot/dutch oven with a couple inches of oil (I used a mix of grape seed and canola)
  2. Heat the oil on medium high. To test if it is ready I usually chuck in a piece of bread. It will bubble and rise to the top of the oil.
  3. Dredge your item in the flour, egg, then crumbs.
  4. Fry until golden (2-3 min).


There isn't much to say about the mozzarella sticks other than they are little bundles of fried deliciousness. 

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