Fried Vegan Mozzarella Bites

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Use 1/2 a batch of vegan mozzarella, or a whole batch if you are extra hungry. Just double the following recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1/2 cup dairy free milk (I use unsweetened almond)
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Oil for frying

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut 4 - 5 mozzarella balls into quarters.
  2. Add flour to a shallow dish.
  3. In a deeper dish, whisk together 2 flax eggs and 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk.
  4. In another dish mix Italian seasoning, garlic powder and panko.
  5. Start by dredging the mozzarella pieces first in flour, completely covering the pieces.
  6. Next, dip the bites in the flax egg mix, letting the excess drip off a little.
  7. Now, lay the pieces in the panko, gently pressing in the crumbs so they stick to all sides.
  8. Lay coated mozzarella on a plate. 
  9. Fill a medium size skillet halfway with oil and heat on medium/high heat until nice and hot.
  10. Once oil is hot, add the mozzarella in batches. Just be careful not to over crowd the pan.
  11. Let the cheese bites fry on each side until brown and crispy before turning.
  12. Take a cooling rack, and place it on top of a paper towel line cookie sheet. Place finished mozzarella bites on the rack while you finish frying the rest.
  13. Serve with a side of marinara sauce.

Any leftovers can be reheated in a 350 degree oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until heated through.