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Mediterranean Spiced Panko Crusted Fried Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

KelseyKelsey
servings:Makes 8
prep time:
15
cook time:
5
total time:
20

Ingredients

  • 8 mozzarella sticks (ak string cheese)
  • 1 cup unflavored panko crumbs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt (from Gourmet Collection)
  • canola oil for frying
Mediterranean Spiced Panko Crusted Fried Mozzarella Sticks Recipe photo

directions

  • 1

    1.In a deep skillet, heat canola oil (about 1/2 inch deep) over medium heat to 330 degrees F.

  • 2

    2.While oil is heating, use 3 separate small bowls and place flour in one, beaten eggs in one and panko crumbs in one.

  • 3

    3.Add seasoning to panko crumbs and stir.

  • 4

    4.Cut string cheese in half to create two sticks.

  • 5

    5.For each cheese stick, dip it in the egg mixture, roll it in the flour, dip it in the egg mixture, roll it in the panko and set aside on a plate.

  • 6

    6.Put the plate of sticks in the freezer until oil has reached 330 degrees F.

  • 7

    7.Using metal tongs, add a few sticks to the oil (carefully). After about 30 seconds, turn the sticks over and continue to fry until the sticks reach a nice golden brown color.

  • 8

    8.Place the sticks on a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.

  • 9

    9.Serve with warm marinara sauce.

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