If you’re looking for an appetizer that is sure to please everyone make fried cheese (formaggio fritto). Even those on a diet will gravitate towards these bites of bliss (don’t worry just take the stairs a few extra times). The downside, the platter will disappear faster than you can make them. If you’re having a Super Bowl party this Sunday treat your guests to these. They’ll thank you.
Fried cheese couldn’t be easier to make. You’ll need a good quality melting cheese. I used Jarlsberg and then it’s off to your typical one to three dredging/breading station. Today I switched out the breadcrumbs and used WASA flatbread crackers instead. I have loved Wasa products since I was introduced to them when I lived in Italy (a good smear of mascarpone and some marmellata on top is divine for breakfast). Now I’m smitten with their new flatbreads. I used the Rosemary flatbreads as my “breadcrumbs” and the rest of the box was gone before I knew what happened. Sigh. They’re THAT good!
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Place oil into a heavy bottom deep sided pan. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
Set up dredging/breading station: Into 3 small separate shallow bowls add: egg, flour, crushed flatbread. Season egg, flour with salt/pepper.
Dip cheese as follows: into egg, flour, egg, flatbreads. Continue until all cubes are breaded.
Carefully place 3-4 breaded cheese cubes into hot oil at a time. Cook until just golden on all sides. Approximately 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen towel to absorb excess grease. Continue until all are cooked.
Place one olive onto a skewer, top cheese cube with parsley leaf and then skewer. Continue until all are assembled.