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Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Sharon Raasch • Imperial, Neb.

  • 1 lb. Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 c. All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 t. Salt
  • 1/4 t. Black Pepper
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 c. Italian-Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable Oil

Cut mozzarella into 18 (3-1/2-inch by 1/2-inch) sticks.

Combine flour, salt and pepper.

Dip cheese sticks into egg.

Dredge in flour mixture.

Dip again in egg.

Roll in breadcrumbs.

Press firmly so crumbs adhere.

Place on wax paper and chill 30 minutes.

Pour oil to a depth of 1-inch into a large heavy skillet.

Heat to 350 degrees.

Fry cheese sticks until golden.

Drain on paper towels.

Serve immediately.