Person: Would you like to eat 6 string cheese in a row?
Person: We deep fried em’ and there will be tomato sauce.
Me: Oh, ok. Yes.
And that’s the story of how Mozzarella sticks came to be. So, I made them myself—Homemade Mozzarella Sticks. They taste even better when they are freshly made. I’m not shitting restaurant food, it’s just…
I will admit, at first, it did NOT go well. But, eventually, I figured it out.
The deal with this recipe is to make sure your oil isn’t too hot or smoking. If it is, your mozzarella sticks will burn burn burn. If you have an electric deep fryer, good for you. All you need to do is preheat the fryer to 375 F and do all your business.
You can use an air fryer if you want but it can’t compare to the taste of deep frying. Never!
These Homemade Mozzarella Sticks have a delicious ooey-gooey cheesy flavor in the middle and a slightly crunchy shell. They are a perfect, quick snack—only 3 inexpensive ingredients are required to make em’.
Ingredients Needed for Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
This recipe is so easy. You only need 3 ingredients to make it happen.
- String cheese
- Italian style breadcrumbs simply because…
You will need some oil too (obviously); I used avocado oil. Feel free to use any oil of your choice.
And there’s no way you can have these mozzarella sticks without a mean dipping sauce. C’mon… I highly recommend the marinara sauce. Try it and thank me later.
Note: If you have a block of mozzarella cheese sitting in your fridge, you can use it in place of string cheese. You would only need to cut it up in small bits to resemble French fries. But, if you are not cut out for the extra work, string cheese it is.
How to Make Mozzarella Sticks
Before you start anything, heat up your oil on medium heat or preheat your electric deep fryer to 375 F.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk. Set aside. Also, pour the breadcrumbs into a separate bowl and set aside.
So, you’ve got your egg wash (binding ingredient) in one bowl and breadcrumbs (crunchy exterior) in another bowl.
Cut all your string cheese in half.
Now, take one half at a time and dip it into the egg wash. Then, dip it into the breadcrumbs to coat it completely, shake off the excess.
Dip it back into the egg wash and into the breadcrumbs again to double coat it. You want to make sure your cheese is completely covered and secured, so it won’t pop out of its shell once you start to fry.
Place it on a plate.
Continue until you exhaust all the string cheese.
Place the coated cheese sticks into the hot oil to fry for 2 minutes – a minute on each side. Drain on a paper towel and serve with marinara sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
And that’s it, people! It is as simple as that.
Heck, you can totally coat your string cheese and store them in an airtight container in the freezer, and pop them out once you start craving.
Homemade Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
- Cutting board
- Non-stick frying pan
- Kitchen tong
- Mixing bowl
- Egg whisk
- 5 String cheese
- 2/3 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
- 2 Eggs
- Avocado oil
- Marinara sauce, optional
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk. Set aside. Also, measure the breadcrumbs into a separate bowl and set aside.
- Cut each of the string cheese in half.
- Now, take one half at a time and dip it into the egg wash. Then, coat it in the breadcrumbs, shake off the excess, dip it back into the egg wash, and into the breadcrumbs to re-coat it again. Place it on a plate. Do this until you exhaust all the string cheese.
- Place the coated cheese sticks into the hot oil to fry for 2 minutes – a minute on each side. Drain on a paper towel and serve with marinara sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
- If your oil is smoking before it’s time for you to deep fry your mozzarella cheese sticks, put it down and let it cool for a while. Then, reheat the oil again. Make sure your oil doesn’t go above 375F. You don’t want to risk burning your food.
- You can also refrigerate the coated cheese sticks for up to 2 hours before frying. This will keep them chilled and firm and prevent them from getting overcooked to the extent of leaking out of its shell.
Let me know how this went down. I hope you didn’t burn yours too, and if you did, it’s all part of the learning process.
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