Panko Mozzarella Sticks

Jenny White


I don't remember where I found this recipe, but my fiance loves these!

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16 pieces string cheese, removed from wrappers
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 whole eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
canola oil, for frying
2 cups panko bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

Slice string cheese pieces in half, for a total of 32 pieces.
Place flour in a small bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk.
In another separate bowl, combine panko bread crumbs with parsley flakes.
One by one, roll mozzarella sticks in flour, then dunk in egg/milk mixture, then place in panko crumbs. Use your hand to sweep crumbs all over the mozzarella stick. Gently remove and place on a tray or cookie sheet. Repeat until all mozzarella sticks are coated.
***Place tray in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes to flash freeze.***
Heat 1 1/2 inches canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add mozzarella sticks 8 at a time. Watch closely and turn over to evenly brown, cooking less than 2 minutes. Do not allow cheese to bubble and leak.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce or ranch.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers