Mozzarella sticks, with their crispy exterior and oozing melted cheese, are a beloved snack that tantalizes the taste buds. These delightful treats are not only found on menus in restaurants but can also be easily made at home. In this blog post, we’ll unveil a simple and satisfying recipe for creating these cheesy, golden delights right in your kitchen.
- 12 mozzarella string cheese sticks
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs or Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Oil for frying
- Prep the Mozzarella Sticks: a. Unwrap the mozzarella sticks and cut each in half to create 24 shorter sticks. b. Place the sticks in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm them up.
- Set Up Breading Stations: a. Prepare three shallow dishes: one with all-purpose flour, one with the beaten eggs, and one with a mixture of breadcrumbs, oregano, basil, and garlic powder.
- Bread the Mozzarella Sticks: a. Remove the mozzarella sticks from the freezer. b. Dip each stick in the flour, ensuring it’s coated, then in the beaten eggs, and finally into the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to coat evenly. c. For a thicker coating, repeat the egg and breadcrumb dipping process.
- Fry the Mozzarella Sticks: a. In a deep saucepan or fryer, heat oil to 350°F (175°C). b. Carefully place the breaded mozzarella sticks in the hot oil in batches, frying for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown. c. Remove the sticks with a slotted spoon and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
- Serve and Enjoy: a. Allow the mozzarella sticks to cool for a few minutes before serving. b. Serve them warm with marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or your preferred dipping sauce.
Homemade mozzarella sticks offer a delightful snacking experience, and with this simple recipe, you can create these golden, cheesy bites right in your kitchen. The crispy exterior encapsulating the gooey, melted cheese inside makes these snacks a favorite among all ages. Embrace the straightforward steps, relish the process of breading and frying, and indulge in the satisfaction of savoring homemade mozzarella sticks—each bite a testament to the joy of homemade comfort food.