Fried Caprese Salad

Are you suffering from cabin fever? We’re all feeling it and that’s why we suggest channeling energy in the best way possible: cooking. 

If you’re looking for something new, try this recipe from Paula Jones for this Fried Caprese Salad!

 

Ingredients:

1 large tomato – sliced into 3 – 1/2″ rounds

salt/pepper

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 egg – beaten

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1 cup canola oil

1 Ball of Fresh Mozzarella – sliced into 3 – 1/2″ rounds

6 fresh basil leaves

Balsamic cream

 

Directions:

Season tomato slices with salt and pepper and place onto a plate

lined with paper towels. Set aside.

Place flour, egg, and panko into 3 separate shallow bowls for

dredging.

Dip tomato slice into flour. Lightly tap to remove excess. Dip into egg

and then into panko. Transfer to plate and continue with remaining

tomatoes.

Into a medium sized skillet add oil and heat over medium heat. When

hot, add tomato slices and cook for approximately 30 seconds on

each side OR until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper

towels. Season with salt.

To assemble: tomato, mozzarella, 3 basil leaves. Continue with two

additional layers. Garnish with a drizzle of balsamic cream.

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