Those fried bocconcini are deadly! Love that melted oozing cheese. But you must eat this fresh because if you leave it for too long, it's just a bit of a soggy mess. Here is the recipe which I altered slightly.
Ingredients for deep fried cheese
180g bocconcini cheese
1/2 cup plain flour
1 egg, beaten
1 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (or equivalent to 4 slices of bread)
1/3 cup grated parmesan
Canola oil for frying
Ingredients for salad
250g punnet cherry tomatoes
4 thin slices of prosciutto
100g mixed green leaves
Ingredients for dressing
1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1. Pat bocconcini with paper towel. One by one, dust in flour seasoned with salt and pepper to lightly coat and dip in the egg. Place in a bowl containing combined breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and roll to coat. Press coating on well. Place on a plate and chill for 30mins.
2. To make Salad: Preheat oven to 180 degrees or 160 degrees fan. Arrange tomatoes cut side up and prosciutto on two baking trays. Bake for 10-15mins, until prosciutto is crisp and tomatoes have collapsed slightly. Break prosciutto into pieces and toss together with green leaves and tomatoes. Set aside.
3. To make Dressing: Whisk together dressing ingredients until combined.
4. Heat enough oil in a frying pan to shallow fry crumbed bocconcini. Fry in 2 batches until crunchy and golden. Drain on paper towels. Scatter bocconcini over salad, toss gently and drizzle over dressing.
Organisation is the key
Patting the cheese dry