I fricking love mozzarella sticks. To the point that I can’t get enough. And now making it at home? It’s a dangerous business, my friends. One my jeans won’t appreciate. But that’s alright because they are sort of healthy. If you eat 2. The best thing is that they are baked! And you can totally make them ahead of time, always a plus!
How can you not love them! What’s not to love? They are crispy on the outside yet perfectly melted and gooye on the inside. Dipped in some delish 3 cheese marinara sauce and we are talking about heaven on earth! I always thought mozzarella sticks are soo difficult and time consuming to make, but I was totally wrong, these couldn’t be easier! Do. it.
Comments: Baked mozzarella sticks that are crunchy and cheesy! Love them!
Negatives: None these were great!
Will I make them again? Most definitely
Makes 24 sticks
- 12 light mozzarella string cheese (cut in half so you have 24 pieces)
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp flour
- 5 tbsp italian style breadcrumbs
- 5 tbsp panko
- 2 tsp parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- cooking spray
Directions: Place the mozzarella string cheese on a tray covered in parchment paper and place in the freezer. You need the cheese the be completely frozen so it doesn’t collapse in the oven. I left mine in for about 1hr and it worked great!
Now you need 3 different bowls. In the first whisk the egg. Second for the flour and in the 3rd combine the italian breadcrumbs, panko, parmesan cheese and parsley. Take the mozzarella sticks out of the freezer and dip them first in the flour(shake off any excess), then the egg and finally the bread crumbs. Place back in the freezer until they are fully frozen. Preheat oven to 400F. Transfer the mozzarella sticks on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and spray them with cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 mins flipping once halfway through. Serve with marinara sauce.