DIY Mozzarella Sticks


Have you ever been dissatisfied with frozen foods? They're overly processed and they never cook up to the right texture. You can tell they're fried, whether you like it or not.

In less time than you can thaw and cook up frozen mozzarella sticks, you can make your own. Not just ready in three steps, they're also fabulously delicious!

Ingredients:
12 pieces Mozzarella cheese sticks
vegetable oil
all-purpose flour
Italian seasoning
2 eggs
Italian bread crumbs
marinara sauce for dipping

1. Cut each cheese stick in half so you have 24 little pieces. Place them on a plate and put them in the freezer for about 2 hours.

2. Set up your breading station. Bowl one: flour and Italian seasoning. Bowl 2: two beaten eggs. Bowl three: bread crumbs and more Italian seasoning. (I like seasoning!) Dip and bread all 24 sticks before beginning to fry. They'll go quickly.

3. Heat enough oil in a skillet on high heat to half-cover the sticks. Add coated cheese and pan fry, turning once. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Freezing the sticks before frying is incredibly important. This will keep the cheese from oozing out before they're done frying. When breading, use one hand for dry ingredients and the other for the egg. This will keep wet clumps from forming in the dry bowls.

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