Monday, June 22, 2015

Mozzarella Cheese Cutlets #SecretRecipeClub

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It's time again for Secret Recipe Club reveal day for my group, Group D! What is Secret Recipe Club? It's a bunch of food bloggers separated into four groups that post once a month on a designated Monday. Each month, we are paired with another foodie from our group secretly (hence the name). We then pick a recipe (or two or more) from that blog and make it. On our reveal day, we reveal whose blog we had and what recipe(s) we chose all at the same time. It's like a Secret Santa every month, but with food and blogs! It's a great deal of fun :)

This month I was paired with Shirley of Enriching Your Kid. After many years as a clinical psychologist, Shirley became a homemaker when she had her children. Her blog explores creative ways to get kiddos to eat the best, most nourishing food out there! I definitely can get on board with that. I love that Shirley shares background on each recipe she posts - you get to learn while you find a new recipe. Her blog is rich with Indian cuisine and I nearly picked out of my comfort zone...but then the name Mozzarella Cheese Cutlets completely stole the spotlight.

Mozzarella Cheese Cutlets | These babies are like gourmet jumbo tatortots and the perfect side dish to a burger!! #sidedish #potato #recipe #SecretRecipeClub
I wasn't sure what they were going to be until I read the recipe. I thought maybe they were mozzarella wedges and wasn't sure if I was going to make cheesesticks since I have a few recipes on my blog for those already. But then I noticed they were little fried cheesy potato "balls" and I definitely knew it was going to be a winner.

Mozzarella Cheese Cutlets | These babies are like gourmet jumbo tatortots and the perfect side dish to a burger!! #sidedish #potato #recipe #SecretRecipeClub

They were pretty simple to put together and after taste-testing, we decided they were like gourmet jumbo tatortots and we LOVED them! The picture doesn't show off the size really well. But they were about as tall as the palm of my hand. The seasoning was very delicious and they were the perfect side for our burgers that night :) We will most definitely make them again.


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What you need:
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 potatoes [mine were a little large, so I eyeballed proportions]
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 to 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
Directions:
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into quarters. Boil until fork tender.
  2. Place in ice bath to cool, drain, and mash.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat deep fryer to 350* using vegetable oil.
  4. Mix in cheese and seasonings.
  5. Roll into egg shaped rounds and roll in bread crumbs.
  6. Place 4 to 5 rounds in fryer and fry until golden brown. I personally like to let anything I fry sit for a minute or two and put them back in for a final fry of a minute for extra crispiness!
  7. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce - they are great with ketchup and buffalo sauce :)
Mozzarella Cheese Cutlets | These babies are like gourmet jumbo tatortots and the perfect side dish to a burger!! #sidedish #potato #recipe #SecretRecipeClub

Recipe adapted slightly from Enriching Your Kid



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