Gourmet Mozzarella Sticks
As a kid I was obsessed with string cheese sticks. I wanted them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My mother disagreed and I learned to fall in love with other foods. Later in life, after my mother was no longer in charge of what I could eat. I once again found Mozzarella Sticks. I find that they are never as good as when you make them. It is so easy you will be stunned.
Head to your local grocery store and get eggs, bread crumbs and flour. I personally like to get seasoned breadcrumbs because they are full of flavor. If you desire to add your own seasonings I suggest using the unseasoned bread crumbs. It’s time to pick your cheese, it doesn’t always have to be mozzarella. Sometimes I like to use cheddar sticks or if you are feeling fancy try gruyere or smoked gouda. It will blow your effin mind. We went with the classic choice of mozzarella. Max came over and did some deep frying himself. It was easy to teach him how to properly bread mozzarella sticks. Once you learn the proper way to bread and deep fry the possibilities are endless. The “…earliest known recipe for cheese sticks dates back to 1393 in Medieval France, when a recipe for fried cheese sticks appeared in Le Ménagier de Paris.”
This recipe is perfect for watching a movie or football game. An awesome appetizer that will surely be a hit amongst the crowd. Don’t forget the dipping sauce. I suggest a marinara, (I like to use don pepino) some people use ranch. Max likes to use BBQ sauce. If you’re a baller on a budget this is also a cheap appetizer that you can freeze for up to 6 months and cook up on those nights when you are hungry but don’t have much time. Max and I really enjoyed them, nothing was leftover.
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 9 Cheese Sticks Cut In Half
- 3 Cups Seasoned Bread Crumbs
- 8 Cups Peanut Or Canola Oil (I Prefer Peanut Oil)
- Salt and Pepper To Your Taste
- 3 Bowls
- Cooking Sheet
- 8 qt Soup Pot
- Deep Frying Thermometer
- Paper Towels
- Mix your eggs in one bowl until the whites and yolks are well combined
- Pour your bread crumbs in one bowl and your flour in the other
- Take cheese sticks and toss it flour tapping off the excess flour
- Then dip your flour covered cheese sticks in the egg mixture
- Take the cheese sticks out from the egg, one at a time add them, coat them evenly with the breadcrumbs, place on a cooking sheet until ready to cook or freeze until you would like to cook them up.
- Heat up your oil in your soup pot until the thermometer reads 350 degrees fahrenheit
- The mozzarella sticks cook in about 30-45 sec when fresh and about 1-2 mins frozen. When they begin oozing cheese from the breading they are done.
- Using your tongs transfer the cooked mozzarella stix from the oil to a cooking sheet with a layer of paper towels to soak up excess oil.
Arrange them on a plate or platter depending on how many people are eating. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce. This app is best served hot so you can get that long string cheese look. Keeping a smile on your friends face. Enjoy!!!!! Bon Appetite
I have never had homemade mozzarella sticks. Really good and lots of fun to make. It was very simple to make and tasted delicious. Less breading is better than more breading.