I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day. We went out for Valentines breakfast and spent the rest of the day at home just resting and hanging out. The older I get the less I want to go out when it’s cold so I was so ok with staying home all day!
Today is Presidents Day and I don’t have to go to work. It’s going to be a day of studying…I hope!
Years ago when Julissa was a little girl, maybe about 6 years old, something terrible happened. We were eating mozzarella sticks and she started choking! She started pointing at her throat and had a terrifying look on her face. I literally put my hand down her throat and pulled out the cheese. So scary! She hasn’t eaten mozzarella sticks since then.
I saw a recipe for homemade mozzarella sticks and figured I would make them. It’s a good thing Julissa wasn’t home!
Before frying they kind of look like frozen fish sticks.
They taste waaayyy better than frozen sticks!
It was fun making these cheese sticks. Just knowing they go from more of a solid to nice and melty…YUM! Who doesn’t love fried cheese (well, except for Julissa!).
Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
- 16 oz block whole milk mozzarella cheese
- 2/3 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 extra-large eggs
Cut the block of cheese into 1/2 inch sticks. I had about 12. Place the eggs in a bowl and whisk to combine. Place the bread crumbs in a second bowl, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Take each cheese stick and dunk it into the egg, letting the excess drip off.
Then coat in the breadcrumbs, shake off the excess, and place on a plate. Repeat with the remaining cheese sticks. Once those are all done, take each cheese stick through the egg and breadcrumbs again for a second coating. Place the mozzarella sticks in an airtight container and freeze for two hours.
Heat up a fryer. I don’t go to any certain temperature, I just make sure it’s super hot and fry for about 30 seconds until golden brown. Serve with marinara or your favorite sauce.
These we sooo good. We polished them off! We didn’t want to leave any evidence for Julissa.
Recipe source Fifteen Spatulas