You don’t need to call up the local pizza place to satisfy your craving for crunchy, cheesy goodness. Easy Mozzarella Sticks brings the crispy, endlessly dippable appetizer to your own kitchen. The herb-flavored breading surrounded a melted core of creamy, stretchy cheese for extra fun and flavor! Easy Mozzarella Sticks are traditionally and deliciously paired with marinara sauce, but you can use an aioli or whatever dip you desire!

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Ingredients

  • 8 string cheeses, frozen
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • canola oil, to taste
  • marinara sauce, optional, to taste, for serving

Directions

Step 1 –Cut each the frozen string cheeses in half.

Step 2 –Place the flour in a bowl.

Step 3 –Lightly coat each of the string cheese pieces with the flour.

Step 4 –In another bowl, mix together the egg and the milk.

Step 5 –Mix together the panko, the Italian seasoning, the pepper, and the garlic salt in a shallow pan.

Step 6 –Pour the canola oil into a deep skillet so that it comes 1-inch up the sides.

Step 7 –Begin heating the oil over medium heat.

Step 8 –Take the flour-dipped string cheese pieces and, one at a time, dip them into the egg-milk mixture and coat them in the seasoned panko.

Step 9 –After the oil is heated, gently place one of the coated string cheese pieces into the oil. If the piece floats within 5-10 seconds the oil is hot enough.

Step 10 –Cook each side until fully browned, about 30-60 seconds on each side.

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Step 11 –Let the mozzarella sticks drain and cool for at least 1 minute on a paper-towel-lined plate.

Step 12 –Serve with the marinara sauce.