Fried Mozzarella Puffs
It’s high time that mozzarella sticks, in their messy but crowdpleasing glory, get a modern makeover. Enter mozzarella puffs: with no breading required, they’re easier. Crispier. Cuter than before. How? It all begins with choux pastry; smearing butter, flour, and water together in a pan until it clumps into a smooth dough, then incorporating egg and seasonings once it’s cooled down a bit. While the fridge works its magic on the dough, you can season up the jarred marinara sauce of your choice. All that’s left is to wrangle the mozzarella into the cooled dough, scoop it out into the fryer, and let the crunch commence. You’ll never wanna bread it ever again! Get Chef John’s recipe for Fried Mozzarella Puffs.