Kyle’s choice for Appetizer Friday was mozzarella sticks. He LOVES cheese. Mozzarella sticks are one of his favorite things. There was no way I was going to buy a box of frozen ones or order them from a local restaurant. I found this recipe at Food Network. It worked out quite well. These were gone in minutes. No leftovers for these. Next time I will need to make more. This recipe made 16 mozzarella sticks. Everyone thought these were delicious!
1 1/2 cups Italian Style dried breadcrumbs
1 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon salt
1 block mozzarella cut into 4 by 1/2 inch sticks
4 large eggs, mix together with a fork
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
Marinara Sauce (I had sauce in the freezer. I will post my sauce recipe soon!)
1. Mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
2. 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. Repeat dipping the cheese sticks in the egg and bread crumb mixture to coat a second time.
3. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours and up to 2 days.
4 Heat oil in a large frying pan (I used my cast iron skillet) over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute each side.
5. Transfer the fried cheese to plates.
Serve with Marinara sauce. Chow down!