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Homemade Fried Mozzarella Patties with Marinara Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper


  • 2 Balls of Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Organic Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour


  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Oil for Frying


  1. Begin by making the marinara sauce first, finely mince 2 cloves of garlic, then heat a small sauce pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, once the oil get´s hot, add the minced garlics, mix with the oil and cook for about 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of tomato puree, 1/2 teaspoon on dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of white sugar, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, mix everything together and lower the fire to a LOW heat
  2. Add 1 cup of breadcrumbs to a bowl, season with a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley and a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and mix everything together
  3. Beat 2 organic eggs in a seperate bowl and add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour to another bowl
  4. Grab 2 balls of fresh mozzarella and cut them into thin rounds that are about 1/8 of an inch in thickness
  5. Start coating each slice of mozzarella by dusting it in the flour first, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs, and then repeat the process for a double coating, do this with each slice of mozzarella
  6. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add a 1/4 cup of sunflower oil
  7. Once the oil get´s hot, cook each slice of mozzarella, without over-crowding the pan, cook each slice between 20-25 seconds per side, making sure not to burn them, and transfer to plate with paper towels
  8. Add the marinara sauce to a bowl and place on a plate, then decorate the fried mozzarella patties around the sauce bowl
  9. Enjoy!

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