Panko Mozzarella Sticks
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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
1Slice string cheese pieces in half, for a total of 32 pieces.
2Place flour in a small bowl.
3In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk.
4In another separate bowl, combine panko bread crumbs with parsley flakes.
5One 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.
6***Place tray in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes to flash freeze.***
7Heat 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.
8Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
9Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce or ranch.