Mozzarella sticks make for a great appetizer and are so easy to make. Deep fried for only a minute or so these are so quick and delicious you wont believe how easy they are. Dip them in a nice marinara sauce and your taste buds will love you!
16oz. block mozzarella cheese
1 cup milk
1 1/2-2 cups Italian style bread crumbs
About 4 cups vegetable oil
Method: Mozzarella Sticks
Slice the cheese into 1/2 inch high by 1/2 inch wide and 3-4 inches long to make sticks.
Add eggs and milk to a medium size bowl and mix well. Add about 1/2 cup of bread crumbs to a large shallow bowl. You have just made a quick breading station… pretty simple.
Next, put 2 to 3 of the mozzarella stricks into the egg wash and coat. Transfer them 1 or 2 at a time to the bread crumbs and coat thoroughly. Lay them out onto a piece of foil ( about 2 feet long ) and continue until you’re done. Repeat this process one more time and whallah.. you have double dipped mozzarella sticks! Add more breadcrumbs as needed.
Note: Use one hand to dip into the egg wash and transfer to the bread crumbs and the other to place onto the foil. This will help you avoid something called “club hand”.
Now all you have to do is fry them.
Note: To avoid any spillage, don’t fill pan more than 1/2 way with oil.
Add the oil to a 3 to 5 quart sauce pan or deep fryer, about 2 inches of oil will do. Heat to 350 degrees and start frying, 3 to 4 at a time. This takes about a minute. Do Not overcook them or you’ll have a gooey mess in your fryer. Transfer them to a plate covered with 1 or 2 paper towels to drain. There you go, you have just made yourself some awesome mozzarella sticks…just like the restaurant. How easy was that!
If you’re a cheese lover you have to try these mozzarella sticks! They’re incredibly easy to make and is a great appetizer for a nice Italian dinner or great as finger food for a party. Dip them in marinara sauce or whatever sauce you like. Enjoy!