Yesterday was a pretty big food day. It started when I made myself a gigantic turkey sandwich on foccacia bread, with a side of mozzarella sticks, which I breaded and fried myself. Then that evening I made myself some fried calamari with a side of a tomato sauce that I sauteed with crushed red pepper. It was amazing. Then I went home and ate some enchiladas. For people who want to make some cool fried foods, here's how you make good fried mozzarella, calamari, squash/zucchini, pickles, etc.:
- Heat your deep fryer.
- Roll the food in flour.
- Dip it into an egg wash.
- Throw into some Progresso Italian Breadcrumbs.
- Drop it into the fryer.
- Fry it until it floats or starts getting a little brown.
- The second you remove it from the fryer, sprinkle a little bit of salt over it.
If the food doesn't start sizzling when you drop it into the fry, your oil isn't hot enough. SAFETY FIRST: make sure your equipment is in tip-top shape and don't handle the hot food or fry and any point. Use a frying basket and oven mitts.