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Fried Mozzarella Cheese with Marinara Sauce

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Fried Mozzarella Cheese with Marinara Sauce

Ingredients for 4 people

16 SLICES Italian Bread
1 POUND Mozzarella Cheese Sliced
3 Eggs
¼ TEASPOON White Pepper
3 CUPS Olive Oil
4 Ripe Tomatoes
3 TABLESPOONS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 CLOVE Garlic Crushed
1 Anchovy
¼ CUP Water
2 LEAVES Fresh Basil Sliced Thin

1. CUT bread into 16 round discs without crust using a wine goblet

2. CUT the mozzarella slices the same way with the goblet

3. PLACE 2 slices of mozzarella between the slices of bread

4. Slightly wet the edge of the bread with water to seal; roll lightly in flour

5. MIX the eggs with the milk in a separate small bowl; season with salt and pepper

6. FILL a frying pan with 3 cups olive oil

7. Heat over medium heat

8. DIP the mozzarella sandwiches in the eggs quickly (do not soak), then deep fry in olive oil until very lightly browned

9. SERVE with marinara sauce

10. Marinara Sauce: FILL a medium size pan with water and heat until hot

11. SCORE an “X” onto the top of the tomatoes and place in hot water 1 minute

12. Remove from water and when able to handle, remove the skins

13. Dice tomatoes in ½ inch pieces

14. HEAT extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat

15. ADD garlic and anchovy

16. Add the tomatoes, ¼ cup of water, salt and pepper, simmer for 10 minutes

17. ADD basil and stir before serving