FRIED CAPRESE BALLS

I have professed my love for fried cheese on the blog before but I'm also here to tell you that caprese salad is my favorite summer side of all time! That yummy mozzarella, basil and fresh tomatoes have the best taste of summer in salad form that I have ever tasted. What if I combined the two in fried form? Can I get a big "YES" to my Fried Caprese Balls? Oh my goodness, these were so fun and turned out so crispy with the soft melty cheese inside and burst of flavor in the middle. The great thing about these is you can make as few or as many as you want. 
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What You'll Need


FRIED CAPRESE BALLS
Ingredients
Fresh Mozzarella balls (I made 4 this batch but you could make as many as you like)
1 can Bruschetta tomatoes or fresh baby tomatoes, cut up
Basic Leaves, 1 for each moz ball
olive oil
1 egg
Italian bread crumbs
A little flour

Directions
Arrange all your goodies on the counter. Flour, egg and Italian bread crumbs each in their own pans for rolling the cheese in. Start heating the oil in a medium saucepan, the oil filling about half of the pot. Cut off the top 3rd of each ball and scoop out some of the inside. In each ball, add a basil leaf and some tomatoes. Put the cut piece of cheese back on top and seal them all with a toothpick. Roll each ball in flour, then brush with egg, then roll in the breadcrumbs and slowly dunk a couple in the hot oil. Fry until golden crisp, about 7-9 minutes and drain on paper towels. Eat right away to enjoy the hot, melty cheese goodness! 







HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY!!! 

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37 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness you did it again my friend! I have to make these.There is nothing better than good mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato! You are so talented! Happy Tuesday gorgeous!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann

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  2. What a fun idea! They look and sound absolutely heavenly!

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  3. Yum! These sound delicious! You always have the best recipes!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. OMGosh...I can't get over how amazing these look, pinning! I would love for you to share this with Smell Good Sunday https://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/04/smell-good-sunday-16.html

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  5. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing! A tasty Tuesday indeed!

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  6. Oh yummy! I think my hubby would love these!

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  7. Oh yum, these look delicious! I've never heard of these before, which is a shame as it looks and sounds like my kind of food, haha!

    Hope you are having a great week and had a nice Easter.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  8. Mmmmmm! Loved fried cheese! These look so good!

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  9. These look and sound delicious!! Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have an amazing day!! :-)

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  10. OH MY!! I love fried cheese, thanks for sharing this. It seems simple enough that a horrible cooker like myself could do.

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  11. Oh my!!! Anything Caprese is just amazing. I need to try these :)

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  12. Ohhh, holy cheese goodness! I need these in my life, asap!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. You are speaking to my italian heart.
    That looks AMAZING!!!

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  14. Wow, that looks restaurant quality good! Your family is lucky to have you cooking for them!

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  15. holy cow these look good! Can I say I've never seen bruchetta in a can like that, I like it! :) You come up with the BEST recipes! Seriously.

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  16. Yum! I love Caprese salad too, and this looks like the perfect way to make it even more delicious! Plus, who can say no to cheese!

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  17. OMG do these look so good! I would love to smell these right now. I will have to try this when I am feeling a bit naughty ;)

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  18. OMG do these look so good! I would love to smell these right now. I will have to try this when I am feeling a bit naughty ;)

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  19. Ok, I need this right now! Caprese salad is by far my favorite salad and never miss a chance to order it out at a restaurant. But a fried cheese ball with the tomatoes and basil...I'm so in! It reminds me of fried mozzarella cheese sticks growing up! Pinning this one, Andrea. It looks amazing!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  20. Dying- why!?! Why must you do this to me!? I've got to lose some more weight, and you keep posting amazingness that is terrible for me! I want it all! Your boys are going to have a hard time finding wives that can cook like their mama!

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  21. Oh my goodness!! These look soooo good. I am a big cheese fan and now I need these in my life!
    Beautifully Candid

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  22. Chris would love these!!!! I make him caprese salad several times a week as snack.

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  23. Ohh! These sound and look delicious! #TwinklyTuesday

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  24. Oh my gosh, these look absolutely delicious!

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  25. I love caprese salads and different versions of them so I know I would love these. I am definitely making them!

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  26. Cheese is my weakness too and boy do these look delicious! I love caprese salads and this takes it up a notch so I need to try them out!

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  27. Oh my gosh that looks amazing. I have always loved caprese but this takes it to a whole new level! Great recipe! :)

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  28. Oh I can see how these would be amazing if you are a lover of melty cheese!

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  29. Oh my gracious, these look DELICIOUS!

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  30. Oh my goodness, Andrea these look amazing!

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  31. What a delicious idea! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!

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  32. Give me like fifty and Ill be good to go!

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  33. What a great little appetizer, we will love these! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  34. Fried capresee balls?! Say what!? I need some of those in my belly right now!

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  35. I LOVE caprese salad. And my boys LOVE fried mozzarella. I can't believe you've put the two together!!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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