How To Make Coating for Mozzarella Sticks

You can find the delicious mozzarella sticks in many restaurants just as an appetizer before going for the main course food. The most you do to make mozzarella sticks at home is to bring a frozen packet or the half-cooked ones from a food store and fry them up to serve your family. However, it is not a big deal to prepare mozzarella sticks right from the scratch at home. The coating of mozzarella sticks is the trickiest part of preparing them and if not made appropriately, it will ruin the entire taste of your cooking. Just a few pointers to keep in mind and you can make perfect mozzarella sticks with delicious coating at home.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 45 min
Yield: Makes 1 dozen sticks
Utensils: Mixing bowls, egg beater, saucepan, draining pan, stove

Ingredients:
Pack of mozzarella cheese: 1 (16 ounce)
Eggs: 2
Water: ¼ cup
Milk: ¼ cup
Italian seasoned bread crumbs: 1 ½ cup
Garlic salt: ½ teaspoon
All-purpose flour: 2/3 cup
Cornstarch: 1/3 cup
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • 1

    Crack two eggs in a mixing bowl and beat them with a manual or an electric beater. Add milk to the eggs and beat the mixture well. Put the mixture aside for a while and start making the coating for your cheese sticks.

  • 2

    Take another small bowl and mix the breadcrumbs and garlic salt in it. You can add other spices like, oregano or Parmesan cheese to make a different taste of the coating you are preparing for your mozzarella sticks.

  • 3

    Take out mozzarella cheese from the packet and cut it into ½ inch wide sticks. The length of your mozzarella sticks will be according to the size of the packet you buy from the market. Normally, a 16 ounces packet will give you about a dozen of cheese sticks but you can vary the number as well by cutting thinner sticks.

  • 4

    Put sufficient cooking oil in a saucepan to deep fry your cheese sticks. Heat the oil to almost 185 degrees on your cooking stove.

  • 5

    Take one cheese stick at a time and dip it into the egg and milk mixture you prepared in the beginning. Then roll the egg-dipped sticks into the breadcrumb mixture. If you want a thicker crust, you can repeat the process twice, re-dipping the cheese sticks in egg and rolling in breadcrumbs once again.

  • 6

    Put the coated cheese sticks into hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown. It should take about 30 seconds.

  • 7

    Remove the mozzarella sticks from oil with a draining pan and put them on paper towel to absorb excess oil on them. Serve with tomato sauce or your favourite dip.

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