For my buffet dish, I decided to combine two of my favorite dairy appetizers: mozzarella sticks and bruschetta. By breading and frying slices fresh mozzarella cheese, I was left with the perfect flat bruschetta surface . The cheese fries best when it’s breaded and frozen in advance. That’s a good thing! Prep a few days ahead and fry it up right before party time.
Yield: 18 to 20 poppers