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Mozzarella Sticks

Simple, easy and homemade these Mozzarella Sticks are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. With minimal ingredients and time these are so tasty and easy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 184kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz string cheese or 12 pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbs whole milk
  • Marinara for dipping
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Unwrap the string cheese and place it back in the fridge until ready to assemble.
  • Place the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning in a shallow bowl and stir together until combined.
  • Add the all-purpose flour to a shallow bowl, set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs with the milk in a shallow bowl.
  • These fry up super quick so it is easier to prepare all of the sticks first before frying. Coat the string cheese in flour, tapping off any excess.
  • Place the stick into the egg and get it coated.
  • Then place it into the breadcrumbs and make sure it’s coated. Repeat again, place the cheese stick back into the egg then the breadcrumbs, place them on a plate. Put the plate back in the fridge until ready to fry.
  • Pour about 1 inch of oil in the bottom of a heavy bottom skillet. Bring up to temperature over medium-low heat, oil should stay around 375°F.
  • It is easiest to fry one at a time. Place one stick in the oil, using two forks, fry the stick rolling it around in the oil until lightly golden brown on all sides, up to 1-2 minutes.
  • Take it out and let drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Once the excess oil is off, transfer it onto another plate while you fry the next stick.
  • Repeat until they are all done. Garnish with optional parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve with marinara for dipping.

Notes

  1. You can double this recipe to make more for guests or yourself.
  2. These can be frozen, see my tips above.
  3. You can use any flavor of cheese that you like, above I have listed some ideas.
  4. Make sure that you double dip the Mozzarella sticks as this helps hold the cheese in when frying.
  5. You can also use a deep fryer if you'd like at the same temperature.
  6. We like to use regular breadcrumbs, but you can use italian or panko as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg