Saturday, June 30, 2007

Mozzarella Sticks

My archaic method of saving recipes I want to try is just to write them by hand in a spiral notebook. I use a type of shorthand so I only have to write out the ingredients with a couple prepping and cooking instructions. This way, I am sure to actually only save the recipes I will really try since I am going through a little more work. It's easy to see what recipes are waiting for me to give them a whirl. This recipe is one of them. Hubs *loves* cheese sticks, so as a special treat I tried this recipe that was waiting in queue.

Mozzarella Sticks

Makes 16 sticks

1 egg
2 T. water
¾ c. seasoned bread crumbs
½ t. garlic salt

1/3 c. flour
1/6 c. cornstarch
1 qt. Oil {for frying}
8 cheese sticks

Procedure:

Heat oil to about 350° {or put the oil over medium heat while you're prepping everything else}. I used a medium sized pot with tall sides & just filled it up so the oil was about 2 ½” deep. You'll need three separate bowls. In one, mix the egg and water. In the second, mix the seasoned bread crumbs & garlic salt. In the last, mix the flour & cornstarch. Cut each cheese stick in half so you have 16 smaller sticks. Dip the sticks first in egg, then in the flour, then in egg again, finally in the breadcrumbs. {Helps to use tongs/forks/spoons so as not to gunk up your fingers.} I battered all the sticks first, then fried them all at the same time. Fry about 4 at a time for 30 seconds each or until golden brown.

Special Notes:

If you are not using “seasoned” bread crumbs you may want to add about ½ t. salt and some ground pepper for more flavor. I also sprinkled the finished sticks with kosher salt as they were coming out of the oil. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping. YUM!

4 comments:

Beth said...

I will have to try these because Dan REALLY loves cheese sticks.

Hollie said...

I LOVE mozzarella sticks!!! I will have to try these!

Rebecca said...

Next time I will use a coarser breadcrumb {like Japanese panko} instead of the one I had which was really fine.....

We both couldn't stop saying, "Those cheesesticks were sooo good." Even the next day, we were still drooling!

Jori said...

They were soooooo good, I made them for my brother, scott and Jon and my brother kept saying these are so good, he is even going to attempt to make them
Oh and they were really easy too!!! Thanks Bec!