Yesterday, walking around town, I went to a new cheese store. When I was in Spain, sometimes I would eat different kinds of cheese tapas. I would add a little bit of tomato jam to the tapas and it was out of this world. So yesterday at the store, I got the craving for cheese and tomato jam. But, they didn’t have any. What did I do? I made my own! So easy and so tasty. Trust me, you’ll want to try it.
I had some different varieties of Manchego cheese and I also had some mozzarella that I wanted to use up. I thought, “what can I do …?” I remembered just once I had this delicious little mozzarella sandwich. So, I got into the kitchen and I recreated it. I call them Mozzarella Mini Sandwiches. Tapa style. It’s yummy.
Ingredients for the mozzarella mini sandwiches ;
– White bread or any kind of soft bread (I used honey oat bread).
– Bread crumbs
– 2 cups vegetable or canola oil
Cut the bread into shapes. I cut it in squares, using my ravioli stamp. Slice the mozzarella into the same shape as the bread.
Make the sandwich. Beat the egg and place the sandwich into the egg and then into the bread crumbs. Fry it for a few minutes on both sides until it’s brown.
Remove and place onto a plate with paper towel.
Ready to serve!
Ingredients for the tomato jam (makes about 1/2 pint):
– 2 large, ripe tomatoes (use as many as you want)
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/2 fresh lemon juice
Place the tomatoes in a boiling pot for a few minutes. Place them immediately into a cold water bath and then peel them.
Place them into a blender for a minute.
In a sauce pan, combine the sugar, lemon juice and tomatoes that were already blended. Stir on a low to medium heat for 10 minutes. Place a lid on the sauce pan and leave it on a low heat for 35- 45 minutes. Let it cool down and then place into a jar.
You can make as much as you want and store it fIf you want to make more than 1 jar, I would recommend to place the jam into the jars, put the lids on and place the jars into a pot with hot water for 20 minutes. Then, the jam will last for a few month in the refrigerator. Otherwise is good for a few weeks.
Easy, cheap and tasty! Hope you enjoy it 🙂