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Bacon & Cheese Fritters

Crunchy little balls of oozing Cheese and meaty, salty nuggets of BACON!
Ingredients
  Mozzarella 2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded (preferably smoked)
  Bacon slices 8 , crisped and crushed
  Italian bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmigiano reggiano cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 1 , beaten
  Panko bread crumbs 2 Tablespoon
  Cooking oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for frying)
For egg wash
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Cream/Whole milk 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a mixing bowl combine the mozzarella cheese and bread crumbs.
2. Grate in the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
3. Crack in an egg and add the crumbled bacon bits.
4. Roll a spoonful or so of your mixture into a ball.
5. Dip your ball into your egg-wash and roll into your panko.
6. Chill all your prepared fritters in the fridge for at least 30 min.
7. Fry in batches (the oil should be at 360 or so--a fry thermometer helps).
8. Retrieve your Fritters when they've reached a deep, golden brown.

SERVING
9. Serve right away.

TIPS
Remember not to overcrowd the oil while frying the fritters and to leave at least 2 inches or so on top in your heavy bottomed pan.
If you'd like a flavored oil, plunge a stalk of fresh Rosemary into your Oil first for a few minutes.
Great "frying oils" are ones with high smoke points= Safflower, Peanut, Canola, Veggie, etc. Remember that Extra Virgin Olive Oil should never be used for frying.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Dish: 
Fritter
Ingredient: 
Bacon
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
Low Carb, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
20

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