Editor's Note: Once upon a time, we had a fun little column called TGI Fry-Day, tipping you off to awesome fried things all over the city. Now we're bringing it back! Please welcome Jessie Pascoe, who will kick off the resurrection of TGI Fry-Day with quite a doozy: fried cheese.

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[Photo: Carl Wedoff]

There is comfort food and than there is comfort food, like Korzo's Buttermilk-Crusted Fried Edam Cheese ($11.50). South Slope's Korzo takes on the popular Slovak dish (known there as vyprážaný syr) with a buttermilk crust for an oozy-gooey piece of Edam. The buttermilk breading provides a light, crunchy crust, which saves the slab from being too greasy--and enabled us to finish the dish without feeling like we chugged a liter of canola oil. But just before you think this whole meal could be consumed on a regular basis, think again: the edam is served on top of a bed of French fries and roasted potato slices with dips of house-made tartar sauce and lingonberry jelly. Best to reserve this meal for blustery, cold nights (or when your true fry fiend strikes).

Korzo

667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 (map)
718-285-3425
korzorestaurant.com

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