Rio Secco fried mozzarella

Chef Bevel’s fried mozzarella initially appeared on the menu as a short term distinctive. Now, eradicating the starter would trigger a riot.

Courtesy Rio Secco GC

At Rio Secco Golfing Club, in Henderson, Nevada, property of the Butch Harmon Golfing School, tinkering does not materialize only on the selection. In the kitchen area at Janelas, the club’s relaxed, darkish-wood empaneled cafe, Government Chef Brandon Bevel and his staff are frequently tweaking and fine-tuning, perfecting aged recipes and screening new types.

A minimal more than a month ago, Chef Bevel turned his hand to a little something unique: he resolved to start out generating his have mozzarella. Like a swing improve, it took some time to learn. But there is no questioning the effects.

Ross Bridge Golf Tea


Jessica Marksbury

Fried household-created mozzarella sticks initially appeared on the menu in late summer as a trial run, an appetizer mentioned as a short term special. Now, eliminating the starter would bring about a riot. Presented the powerful inner thoughts the dish arouses, it’s worth recounting how it’s built.

Chef Bevel starts off with total milk mozzarella curds, which he blends with whey, then heats, stretches and kneads right up until it reaches that fantastic pliancy that we all know and adore in mozzarella. Up coming comes battering in herb-seasoned panko, floor to the consistency of Italian breadcrumbs. Into scorching oil the breaded mozzarella goes, and out it comes a brief although later, its creamy insides coated in a crisp and golden sheath. Tomato sauce gives a tangy counterpoint, with shaved parmesan and basil to enhance the flavors. 

And there you have it: a leading-notch appetizer, and a palate-teaser for extra deliciousness to come. Ideas are in the operates at Janelas to include a wooden-burning pizza oven, a robust medium for the use of mozzarella. Previously, Chef Bevel finds himself daydreaming of other methods in which he might showcase his residence-manufactured cheese pizzas. Pastas. Salads. Roasts. The alternatives are countless. Anticipate a lot of tinkering, but do not search for any alterations to the fried mozzarella sticks. The chef and his team have that a person down.

generic profile image

A golfing, food and journey writer, Josh Sens has been a Golfing Magazine contributor since 2004 and now contributes across all of GOLF’s platforms. His function has been anthologized in The Greatest American Sportswriting. He is also the co-creator, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Having Any Enjoyment Nevertheless: the Cooking and Partying Handbook.