Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mozzarella Sticks

Photo by Madison Myers


Madison had a craving for Mozzarella Sticks. I suggested she bake up a healthier version instead of frying, and I shared a recipe with her to try. That recipe bombed! Mozzarella sticks are meant for frying - it's true! So she set out to fry some up. We don't have a fryer, so I advised she use an electric skillet to ensure she get the right temperature of the oil. If the oil isn't hot enough when you fry, the food just ends up super greasy.  Nate came over to help her and they ended up double breading the cheese - yummmm. These were easy to make in the skillet, and the cheese sticks turned out great! They were super delicious!

This is the electric skillet I have. It is very versatile! 
  • Super pot functions as skillet, steamer, slower cooker, stir fryer, Sukiyaki cooker, and warmer
  • Removable die-cast aluminum cooking pot with 3.2-quart capacity and built-in pouring spout
  • Nonstick cooking surface provides ridges to channel fat away from food; tempered glass lid
  • Adjustable temperature up to 450 degrees F; cool-touch exterior; dishwasher-safe parts

I love to use this for all sorts of things, but I originally purchased it to use while traveling. One summer we were spending 10 days in a hotel for one of Madison's horse events, and this came in handy for making delicious meals right in our room! I highly recommend it!



Ingredients
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • 1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese sticks

Directions
  • In a small bowl, mix the eggs and water.
  • Mix the bread crumbs and garlic salt in a medium bowl. In a medium bowl, blend the flour and cornstarch.
  • One at a time, coat each mozzarella stick in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs. To double bread them, dip back in the egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs again. 
  • Place breaded cheese on a foil lined baking sheet and set in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • In an electric skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees F.
  • Place one at a time into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
Photo by Madison Myers













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