Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

For Sunday Night dinner this week, at the last minute I decided we should have Mozzarella Cheese sticks.  You know, the fried version that is soo ewwy gooy good!  So I ran to my house for the ingredients and away we went.

Ingredients:
String mozzarella cheese sticks – I cut mine in half
2 eggs
1-1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
3/4 to 1 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt

I took my mozzarella cheese out of the packages and cut them in half because I only had one bag of cheese sticks so it created more for everyone.

Crack your eggs into a bowl.  Season with salt.  Dip your mozzarella cheese into the egg mixture coating completely.  Let the excess egg drip off.

Mix your bread crumbs with the Parmesan cheese.  Season with salt.  Dip your egg coated Mozzarella cheese stick into the bread crumb mixture.

Once I ran all the cheese through the batter once, I ran them back through the egg mixture and back through the bread crumb mixture to make sure to get a good coating of bread crumbs on the cheese.  Once they are coated, place in the freezer so they set up.  30 minutes – a couple hours to even over night.

Our deep frier was set to 375 degrees.  I fried the cheese in batches and waited until they were golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.

Lifted them out of the grease, let them drip off.

And then dumped them over on to a paper towel lined plate.  They went like hotcakes!

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