Mozzarella Fried in Phyllo Dough

Le ricette di Micol
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Description

Take your next event to the next level with this tasty recipe for Mozzarella Fried in Phyllo Dough, clearly the perfect appetizer. With instructions for making your own phyllo dough, this recipe is a winner. Filled with slices of fresh mozzarella and a fresh basil leaf, these fried phyllo sachets will be a big hit. After assembling the pastries will need to be refrigerated for at least two hours. To cook, these savory pastry discs can either be fried or baked, whatever you prefer.

Ingredients

100 grams strong flour
450 milliliters water (at room temperature)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
salt
2 mozzarella cheese (balls)
fresh basil
oil (for brushing)
vegetable oil (for frying)

Directions

1Cut the mozzarella cheese balls to 1/2 centimeter thick slices and place them on paper towels for approximately 30 minutes at room temperature.
2Prepare the phyllo dough by combining the flour with the water, a pinch of salt, and the oil. Knead the dough vigorously for approximately 10 minutes.
3Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes.
4Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll them out to two very thin sheets, they should be almost see-through.
5Cut disks out of the sheets of dough, the disks should be double the size of the mozzarella slices.
6Brush a disk with some oil and place one mozzarella slice, a pinch of salt, and a fresh basil leaf on the disk.
7Cover the disk with a second disk, seal the edges well.
8Repeat this procedure until all of the ingredients have been used.
9Refrigerate the disks for at least two hours.
10The disks can then be baked at 220C for 5 to 7 minutes or deep fried in hot vegetable oil, turning them over often, and for just a few minutes until golden.
11Drain them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil, season with salt and serve.
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NutritionView more

250Calories
Sodium17%DV410mg
Fat26%DV17g
Protein24%DV12g
Carbs3%DV10g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories250Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat17g26%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol40mg13%
Sodium410mg17%
Potassium55mg2%
Protein12g24%
Calories from Fat150
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate10g3%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.