- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
Fried Mozzarella Sticks
They are easy, fried, and delicious. What more do you need to know about these mozzarella sticks?
- 1 1/2 cups Italian-style dried breadcrumbs
- 1 1/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 mozzarella cheese sticks, halved
- 4 large eggs, beaten to blend
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- Marinara Sauce
Stir the bread crumbs, 1 cup of Parmesan and 1 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl to blend.
Dip the cheese in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the cheese in the bread crumb mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the cheese sticks on a baking sheet. Repeat dipping the cheese sticks in the egg and bread crumb mixture to coat a second time.
Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours (up to 2 days).
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer the fried cheese to plates.
Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve with marinara.
*Prep time including freeze time will be closer to 2.5 hours.