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!



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


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



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


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

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


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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