Panko Mozzarella Sticks

I saw this recipe a while ago while cruising food sites and knew I had to try it. I love mozzarella sticks – especially the horrible ones they serve at the bowling ally. The problem was, when to make it? Talking myself into actually making the deep fried cheesy delight was a hard one. It was totally worth it though.

 

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Panko Mozzarella Sticks

Adapted from http://une-deuxsenses.blogspot.com

Ingredients:

  • 16 pieces string cheese, removed from wrappers
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbs dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • Canola oil, for frying

Preparation:

Slice the string cheese in half.

Place the flour in a small bowl. In another separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs with the parsley, salt, pepper and garlic, stir to combine. In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs with the milk to combine.

To assemble, one by one, dust the cheese in the flour, tapping the excess off. Next, dip the cheese in the egg mixture, covering completely. Then lastly, roll the cheese in the panko crumb mixture. Gently remove and place on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in a freezer for 20 – 30 minutes to flash freeze sticks.

To cook, fill a medium saucepan with the canola oil until it reaches a height of about 1 inch. Heat over medium-high heat until hot.

When hot, add the mozzarella sticks, 8 pieces at a time. Watch closely and turn over to evenly brown, cooking less than 2 minutes. Do not allow the cheese to bubble and leak. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Enjoy!

 

What I did different:

  • Substituted fresh parsley for dried
  • Used the Italian style panko bread crumbs (really, these kind of rock).

These were unexpectedly delicious. I really wish I hadn’t eaten lunch and was able to pig out on these they were that kind of good. Even after they cooled and weren’t all stringy the flavors of the garlic and parsley really stood out.


Comments

  1. These do look and sound great

  2. I use Panko for just about every breaded item I use, they really do rock. Love fresh mozz sticks!

  3. I really, really want these. Like, right now!

  4. i don’t think i have ever seen italian style panko…i definitely have to look for that in the grocery store. and…i never thought to use string cheese for fried mozzarella…that is bordering on genius! thank you for linking up to tuesday night supper club.

  5. Love mozzarella sticks and yours look fabulous!

  6. Looks delicious! Makes me want to make this right now!

  7. Those look fantastic! I love mozzarella sticks too but haven’t found good ones in eons. Thanks! Kate @kateiscooking.blogspot.com

  8. My kids love those things and I hate buying them. Going to try this!

  9. just made them-they were amazing! thanks for the great recipe!

  10. Oh man, this is the kind of app that I can just demolish, plain and simple…give me the whole plate!
    Take care..

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