Perfect any day of the week, this crispy fried mozzarella with chopped spinach salad is so delicious. Crispy on the outside cheesy in the center, you are guaranteed to fall in love with this tasty appetizer. Top it with chopped spinach salad for a light and flavorful twist. Or dip it in marinara sauce for a more traditional approach. Either way, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.

Crispy Fried Mozzarella with Chopped Spinach Salad - healthyish foods

Ingredients Needed Crispy Fried Mozzarella with Chopped Spinach Salad

Cheese – You’ll need to get to get 16-ounce whole milk low moisture Galbani mozzarella cheese. Slice it into 10-12 evenly sized rounds.

Breading Station – You’ll run the mozzarella rounds through the cornstarch, followed by the whisked eggs and then the Italian / panko breadcrumb mixture.

Spinach Salad – Chop the spinach and combine it with diced shallots, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Toss until well combined.

Marinara – You’ll need to heat your favorite jarred marinara sauce. My favorite is Delallo Foods marinara sauce.

How to Make Crispy Fried Mozzarella with Chopped Spinach Salad

Slice the mozzarella into rounds. Make sure it is low moisture, whole milk mozzarella. I was able to get 10-12 rounds from a 16-ounce block.

Grab three plates, and cornstarch to one plate, whisked eggs to the second plate, and combine the Italian and panko breadcrumbs on the third plate.

Run each round through the cornstarch, then the whisked eggs, and finally through the Italian / panko breadcrumb mixture.

Freeze the breaded mozzarella for 60 minutes or up to 24 hours.  

Heat 1-2 cups of vegetable or canola oil in a pan with sides.

You’ll want the temp to reach 365 degrees for proper frying.

Fry the mozzarella until golden brown on both sides.

Place the golden-brown mozzarella on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.

Heat your marinara sauce and serve it on the side.

Add the chopped spinach salad on top or on the side.

Chop your spinach and add the diced shallots, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Toss until well combined.

Crispy Fried Mozzarella with Chopped Spinach Salad - healthyish foods

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through.

Crispy Fried Mozzarella with Chopped Spinach Salad - healthyish foods

Crispy Fried Mozzarella with Chopped Spinach Salad

Perfect any day of the week, this crispy fried mozzarella with chopped spinach salad is so delicious. Crispy on the outside cheesy in the center, you are guaranteed to fall in love with this tasty appetizer.
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Ingredients

  • 16- ounce mozzarella, whole milk low moisture, sliced into 10-12 slices
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup panko
  • ½ cup marinara sauce, heated
  • 1-2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 6 ounces baby spinach, chopped small
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup shallots, diced small
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Equipment

  • 1 saucepan for frying
  • 3 plates
  • 1 mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • Slice the mozzarella into rounds. Make sure it is low moisture, whole milk mozzarella. I was able to get 10-12 rounds from a 16-ounce block.
  • Grab three plates, and cornstarch to one plate, whisked eggs to the second plate, and combine the Italian and panko breadcrumbs on the third plate.
  • Run each round through the cornstarch, then the whisked eggs, and finally through the Italian / panko breadcrumb mixture.
  • Freeze the breaded mozzarella for 60 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Heat 1-2 cups of vegetable or canola oil in a pan with sides.
  • You’ll want the temp to reach 365 degrees for proper frying.
  • Fry the mozzarella until golden brown on both sides.
  • Place the golden-brown mozzarella on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Heat your marinara sauce and serve it on the side.
  • Add the chopped spinach salad on top or on the side.
  • Chop your spinach and add the diced shallots, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Toss until well combined.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 475mg, Potassium: 189mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1683IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 231mg, Iron: 1mg