Crispy Smoked Mozzarella With Honey and Figs

“This was featured on Giada's "Greek Fusion" episode, and I just couldn't keep my mouth from watering!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place 1 sheet of phyllo on a dry work surface.
  3. Place one slice of cheese about 5 inches from the top of the narrow end of the sheet.
  4. Fold the top of the narrow end over the cheese, leaving 1 inch between the fold and the cheese.
  5. Next fold over 1 of the long sides then the other, again leaving 1-inch between the folds and the cheese.
  6. Then fold the cheese over, again leaving 1-inch between the fold and the cheese.
  7. Continue folding to make a package about 3 1/2 by 4-inches.
  8. Continue with the remaining pieces of cheese and phyllo.
  9. Fry the phyllo and cheese packages, 2 or 3 at a time, in the oil until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  10. Drain on a baking sheet lined with paper towels.
  11. Meanwhile, heat the figs and honey in a small saucepan over low heat until the honey is warm.
  12. Set aside until the cheese packages have finished frying.
  13. To serve, place 1 cheese package on a plate.
  14. Spoon some figs and drizzle some honey over the top of each cheese package.
  15. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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