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Best Mozzarella Stick Recipes

Best Mozzarella Stick Recipes

Mozzarella Stick Shopping Tips

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Mozzarella Stick Cooking Tips

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Step 1

Cut mozzarella into 3x½" pieces. Place flour in a shallow dish. Whisk eggs and milk in another shallow dish. Mix panko, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley, and thyme in third shallow dish.

Step 2

Working with one piece of mozzarella at a time, dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then coat in panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Repeat steps for a second coating. Transfer to a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mozzarella. Transfer rack with mozzarella to freezer and freeze at least 1 hour.

Step 3

Fit a large pot with deep-fry thermometer and pour in oil to come 2" up sides. Heat over medium-high until thermometer registers 350°. Working in batches, fry mozzarella, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, 2–2½ minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt while still hot. Serve with Spicy Marinara Sauce.

Step 4

Do Ahead: Mozzarella sticks can be breaded 3 days ahead keep frozen.

Recipe Summary

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12 mozzarella cheese sticks or one 16-ounce block mozzarella cheese, cut into twelve 4x1/2-inch sticks
  • 1 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce

In a shallow dish stir together first three ingredients (through pepper). In another shallow dish combine eggs and the water. Dip cheese sticks into egg mixture, then coat with flour mixture. Dip again in egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet and freeze 1 hour or until firm.*

In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Cook frozen cheese sticks, six at a time, in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally (add additional oil if needed). Drain on paper towels.

In a small saucepan heat marinara sauce over medium heat. Serve cheese sticks with warm marinara sauce.

This meatloaf makes use of the slow cooker, turning dinner prep into an easy do-ahead affair. Layering fresh mozzarella in the center provides a nice surprise when you cut into the loaf.

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How to get rid of the smell of cooking oil

The fried food was delicious while you were eating it, but it&rsquos less than ideal when you can still smell the cooking oil odors the next day. Here are some ways you can eliminate the smell (or help prevent the lingering smell altogether):

  • Ventilate! As soon as you start heating the oil for frying, turn on the hood vents. Weather permitting, open the windows, too. Air circulation is your friend.
  • Line the area around your workstation with newspaper. It will catch the splatter and help make cleanup easier. But be careful it doesn&rsquot get too close to the stove flames!
  • Clean up immediately. As soon as you&rsquore done cooking, dispose of the oil (see above tips), clean the pot you used and clean your stovetop and counters (and frankly, the wall behind the stove, too).
  • Simmer some homemade potpourri on the stove. I like to fill a small pot with a couple cups of water, a few tablespoons of vinegar, and an assortment of spices and fruit peels and let it simmer until the water has evaporated to help eliminate the oil odors. I&rsquom a big fan of orange and lemon peels with a cinnamon stick.
  • When all else fails, bake! It feels like as good an excuse as any to make a batch of cookies or some banana bread. Your kitchen will smell great, and you&rsquoll have even more delicious treats.

As my friend Jim said about these fried sticks of heaven, &ldquoThey have parsley on them. Which basically makes them a salad.&rdquo

Obviously that&rsquos a joke&hellip or is it?

After you&rsquove made this recipe, please consider coming back to share your experience with others by leaving a comment below with a star rating!

How to make Mozzarella sticks In an Air Fryer

Making mozzarella sticks in an air fryer really is the easiest way to go. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Prepare mozzarella sticks as mentioned below through step 4.
  2. When it is time to freeze, you will want to freeze them for at least 90 minutes.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 400-degrees F.
  4. When air fryer has pre heated, spray the basket with cooking spray and add mozzarella sticks (don’t overcrowd).
  5. Air fry for 5 minutes.

How do you make Mozzarella Sticks at home?

  1. Spread out 3 separate bowls. In the first bowl you will need flour. The second bowl will be an egg and milk mixture, and the third bowl will have Panko crumbs along with different herbs and seasonings. Begin with the first bowl and coat mozzarella sticks (one at a time) with flour, shaking off excess. Dredge the mozzarella sticks through the egg mixture, and then through the Panko mixture. Repeat all three steps again to get a good coating.
  2. Place the mozzarella stick on a rimmed baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  3. In a large skillet heat peanut oil (but don’t let it boil) and add frozen mozzarella sticks a few at a time. Fry until golden brown (this process will happen very quickly) only about 10-20 seconds depending on how hot your oil is.
  4. Place on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve warm with marinara sauce or dipping sauce(s) of choice.

Other Salad Recipes You Might Like

The traditional Caprese salad uses sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes, mini mozzarella balls, and fresh Italian basil leaves.

Then, you drizzle on extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and top with salt and ground black pepper.

To sum up, the recipe is so easy and with no cooking involved. You can prepare these sticks in 10 minutes!

How to Make Mozzarella Sticks By Deep Frying

  1. Preheat your oil in a deep fryer, or a pan with a couple of inches of oil that should be enough to fully immerse your mozzarella cheese sticks, to 365 degrees F(185 degrees C) and set up your dredging station.
  2. If you are using string cheese, remove the packaging and cut the cheese sticks in half (optional) so that everything is ready to move through the breading process quickly.
  3. Roll the mozzarella sticks in the flour for an initial coating, then thoroughly coat them with egg before moving to the crushed croutons. The crouton coating can be applied by rolling the mozzarella sticks in the bowl and then pressing crouton crumbles into any areas that have less covering.
  4. Now DO IT AGAIN. (this is the double coating that is needed to keep everything inside)
  5. Once double coated, set your mozzarella sticks into the fry basket with about an inch between them so that you are frying up to six at a time (I opted for whole string cheese sticks, we choose to not cut ours in half).
  6. Once all of your mozzarella sticks are coated and ready to cook, drop the frying basket down into your preheated oil, or carefully lower each mozzarella stick into your pan if frying on the stove top using a slotted spoon. Since these mozzarella sticks are not frozen, the cooking process will not take long at all.
  7. Watch closely as your mozzarella sticks should be golden and cooked in only about 1 minute. Remove from oil and place onto a cooling rack set inside a baking sheet for a quick cool down that allows any excess cooking oil to freely drain off your mozzarella sticks.
  8. Allow to stand for 5 minutes to allow the cheese to setup inside the breading.

***If you are using frozen mozzarella sticks put them out to completely defrost at room temperature before frying. The double breading method will keep them from exploding and give the cheese the short time needed to melt!

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