Yes it is worth it to make your own cheese sticks! The ones you get at your favorite restaurant, have a funny texture, kinda like rubber....these are really soft...it is because the cheese has never been frozen...They cook very quick! while you are breading you can do zucchini sticks the same way or prawns....Yum!
•8 pieces String Cheese, Removed From Wrappers
•½ cups All-purpose Flour
•2 whole Eggs
•3 Tablespoons Milk
•2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
•1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes
•Canola Oil, For Frying
•Pizza Sauce, For Dipping
Slice string cheese pieces in half, for a total of 16 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.
TO ASSEMBLE: 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.
TO COOK: Heat 1 1/2 inches canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat,to 350 degrees. 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.
Isn't this fun? You start with string cheese!
I used Pizza Sauce for dipping, but marinara sauce would be great too....
get your dipping ingredients ready, flour, panko and beaten egg....
roll in flour...
then in egg...
then in panko bread crumbs...
when they are all ready...
and the oil reaches 350, (you can use your candy thermometer)
put your cheese sticks in, this is a quick process...be ready to turn them....
you don't want to cook so long you leak cheese.....
drain on paper towel..(ignore the leaked cheese)
and serve immediately!!!!!
they are so perfect inside!
Cheers to Happy !!