Sauteed mozzarella alla caprese

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 tablespoons Virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons Bread crumbs
Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
4 slices Fresh mozzarella - 1/2" thick; (abt 1/2 lb)
1 pounds Very ripe tomatoes; chopped 1" dice
2 bunches Basil; leaves only
Salt; to taste
4 slices Country bread - 1" thick

In a 12-inch to 14-inch non-stick pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until just smoking. Season crumbs with black pepper and dredge mozzarella slices, shaking to remove loose bits. Place mozzarella slices in pan and cook until golden-brown, about 1 minute. Meanwhile, grill bread slices on both sides.

This can be done just before the cheese is cooked. Remove each slice of cheese and place on top of a slice of toasted bread. Add tomatoes to pan and toss to heat, about 30 seconds. Add basil leaves, toss to wilt and season with salt and pepper. Spoon around bread and mozzarella and serve.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Recipe Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5714 broadcast 01-30-1997) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

Formatted for MasterCook by MR MAD, aka Joe Comiskey - jpmd44a@...

02-03-1997

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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