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Super Simple Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Bites Recipe

Category: Finger Food, Quick & Easy, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 package of Ovoline fresh mozzarella (about 15, cut in half to make 30)
  • 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon of water for egg wash
  • 15 fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 30 sheets fresh wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of your favorite warm tomato sauce (yep, canned is acceptable here) or make your own fav.


Drain the mozzarella on a a paper towel.
Whisk the egg and water together with a fork.
Wash the basil leaves and then stack 5 together...roll them together into a little parcel, cut them length wise into little strips as shown...this is called chiffonade...very fancy term that means "cut into little strips".
On top of one a wontons, place an Ovoline, cut in half.
Sprinkle a bit of the basil on top.
Brush the outside of the wonton with the egg wash.
Press ends together and tuck the ends underneath. Let rest for about a minute.
Heat the olive oil in a large pan till it reaches 350 degrees.
Place the little parcels in the pan and cook (do not crowd, about 8 or 10 in the pan are just right. Cook till golden brown on each side, about a minute.
Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Serve immediately with your favorite warm tomato sauce.

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