Mozzarella is one of the most sought-after dairy products. From pizzas to sandwiches, soups, pasta, and a lot more things, this type of cheese adds charm and that distinct taste as well as texture to everything.
The good news is, mozzarella cheese comes with surprising health benefits, too. An ounce of mozzarella contains about 18 percent of your daily calcium intake. Well, we all know that the human body needs this nutrient, particularly when it comes to promoting bone health.
This velvety smooth cheese also contains phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, and chloride. Plus, it is an excellent source of protein. So if you are into bodybuilding, this would be your go-to cheese.
Furthermore, mozzarella cheese contains biotin, riboflavin, niacin, and zinc. Yes, it contains saturated fat. But as long as you consume it in moderation, you should be good.
Now when talking about quick snacks made with this popular cheese, mozzarella cheese sticks would be on top of the list. They are a great appetizer. Just imagine the crispiness on the outside and the gooiness on the inside. They are sooooo good! This is another treat that you can serve when you are having a party or even if you are simply craving for mozzarella on an ordinary day.Print
This mozzarella cheese stick recipe is very simple, yet it yields a filling snack. Say cheese!
16 oz. mozzarella cheese
2 large eggs
1/4 c. water
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/3 c. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- Mix eggs and water in a bowl.
- In a medium bowl, combine garlic salt and bread crumbs.
- Blend cornstarch and flour in a separate bowl.
- Heat oil in a large saucepan.
- First, coat each mozzarella stick in the flour mixture, followed by the egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs.
- Fry until golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy!
Once the mozzarella sticks are cooked for about 30 seconds or until golden brown, remove them from the pan and drain excess oil on paper towels.
- Method: Frying
What Are Mozzarella Sticks Good With?
Mozzarella sticks can go with various dips. The most popular, though, is the so-called marinara sauce. It’s really the perfect pair for these little guys. Plus, you can also make this sauce at home in just a matter of minutes.
If you do not want the marinara sauce, you can eat your mozzarella sticks with ketchup, plum sauce, tomato, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, as well as ranch dressing or mayonnaise.
To achieve best results, mozzarella sticks should be coated well in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs so they will be thick enough to hold the cheese inside. Or, if you have more time, you can actually put them in the fridge or freezer for a couple of hours before frying. You can even make them ahead of time, keep them in the freezer, and fry whenever you feel like it.
When frying, do not keep the mozzarella sticks in the oil for more than 30 seconds to ensure that the cheese won’t get burnt.