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Easy Fried Parmesan Squares

Easy Fried Parmesan Squares

  • Serves 8 squares
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Refrigeration 3 hours
  • Cook time 4 minutes

Nutrition facts

Per serving (1 square): Calories 410; Protein 15 g; Fat 27 g; Carbohydrates 26 g; Fibre 1 g; Iron 2 mg; Calcium 327 mg; Sodium 505 mg

Ingredients

  • Farine
    Flour 250 ml (1 cup)
  • Lait
    Milk 430 ml (1¾ cups)
  • Parmesan râpé
    Parmesan, grated 375 ml (1½ cups)
  • Chapelure
    Breadcrumbs 250 ml (1 cup)
  • Huile de canola
    Canola oil 2 l (8 cups)

Also needed

  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) butter
  • 4 eggs (2 beaten yolks + 2 whole)

Preparation

  1. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat. Sprinkle with 125 ml (½ cup) of flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, whisking constantly, without letting the flour brown.
  2. Pour in the milk. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly.
  3. Add the Parmesan and beaten egg yolks. Season with salt and pepper, and stir. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes over low heat.
  4. Transfer the prepared ingredients to a 20 cm (8 in.) square baking dish. Smooth out the surface. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Cut the cold Parmesan into eight squares.
  6. Set out three deep plates. Pour the rest of the flour in the first. Beat the remaining two eggs in the second. Pour the breadcrumbs in the third. Cover the Parmesan squares in flour, dip them in the beaten eggs and coat them in breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat the canola oil in a large frying pan or deep fryer until it reaches 190°C (375°F) on a cooking thermometer. Fry a few Parmesan squares at a time for 2 to 3 minutes. Dry them on a paper towel.

Side dish idea

Marinara sauce

 

Marinara sauce

Heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook 1 chopped onion and 10 ml (2 tsp) garlic, minced for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the contents of 1 can

 

crushed tomatoes (540 ml). Season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 15 minutes over medium-low heat.



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