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06 March 2011

Fried Cheese...for real?

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That's what I thought when I was handed a piece at Costco.  Pan fried cheese...crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside.  There is no way this exists.  Oh but it does...and it made me buy the cheese....and then I fried it....and put it on meatball subs.  YUM.

I usually only take photos and post on recipes I've done over and over again, but I want to have this one at my fingertips because it was SO GOOD, so forgive the lack of photos :)

3 parts meat to 2 parts bread crumbs  (1/2 pound is a meat part, 3/4 cup is a crumb part)
an egg (or two if you are making a big batch)
bit of red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, whatever
a few squirts of sauce...Worcestershire, steak sauce, ketchup
finely chopped onion (1/2 or 1)

Mix everything WITH YOUR HANDS just until mixed and lightly roll the meatballs.  Place on a non-stick baking pan.  Place in a 450 degree oven in the middle rack for 12-14 minutes.  Let rest a few minutes.

Frying the cheese?  Even easier....

Slice the cheese into 2x2 chunk slices.

Coat a frying pan in olive oil.  Heat on high until you can just barely smell the olive oil.  Turn the heat down a bit to medium.  Lay the slices in.  They should start to bubble a little bit, but not boil.

Watch them carefully and flip when they start to turn a tiny bit brown.  (about2-3 minutes)

Don't use a non-stick pan.  Use a good metal pan you can scrape with a metal utensil to get all the little browned bits of cheese.

Someday I might get around to frying cheese again and taking photos...my arteries have asked me to wait at least a few weeks :)

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Sarah, Three Boys Sunday, March 06, 2011  

you had me at fried cheese. Um just thinking about it has made my rear end that much bigger. That sounds amazing, gonna have to try it!

Annie Sunday, March 06, 2011  

Oh my goodness, that sounds so yummy!

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