The homemade cheese sticks are made with a delicious, crispy outer layer, followed closely by a surprisingly soft, sticky and cheesy medium.
16 Mozzarella cheese sticks must be string cheese 16 Mozzarella cheese sticks must be string cheese
1/2 cup of flour1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup corn starch1/4 cup corn starch
2 eggs2 eggs
2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
frying oil frying oil
Open the cheese strings and cut each one in half. Cover them and put them in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until they are completely frozen.
Combine the flour and cornstarch in a small bowl. Combine Italian breadcrumbs and Panko in a separate, shallow dish. In the third small bowl, beat the eggs and olive oil until well combined.
Dip each cheese stick in half into the egg mixture and then roll gently in the flour mixture.
Return to egg mixture and roll up until coated. Finally, place it in the breadcrumbs by pressing the crumbs of each piece of cheese to make sure it is covered all over so that the cheese does not escape.
Place it in the freezer while the oil is preheating. Preheat the oil to 350 degrees. It should be hot enough so that a few crumbs dropped into the oil will bubble up.
In small quantities, place the breaded cheese sticks in the hot oil for about 2 minutes or just until they are golden. Do not overcook them or the cheese will spill.
Serve hot with hot pasta sauce.