All the classic mozzarella stick taste with no high carb breading. Gluten free.
Prep Time 5minutes
Freezing Time 1hour
Author Jenna Fletcher
8 stickswhole milk string cheese
2/3cupgrated Parmesan cheesethe kind sold in the pasta aisle not the fresh grated kind
1/2 tspdried basil
Cut the cheese sticks in half. Then crack the egg into a small bowl and beat it until it is all mixed together. Measure out the Parmesan cheese into another bowl. Add the basil and garlic powder to the Parmesan cheese and whisk together to combine.
Dip your cut mozzarella piece into the Parmesan mixture first, then into the egg, and then again into the Parmesan. Place the dipped mozzarella stick onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until you've dipped all the mozzarella pieces. Put the baking sheets into the freezer for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 400. Bake the frozen mozzarella sticks for 8-10 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Serve hot with tomato sauce if desired. Enjoy!
Air Fryer: Place the coated mozzarella sticks in the air fryer in a single layer. Cook at 375 F for 10-12 minutes depending on your air fryer.Pan Fry: Preheat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When it is evenly hot, add 2-3 tablespoons of oil and swirl to coat the pan. (The oil is hot when it shimmers or when a wooden spoon placed in the oil forms bubbles.) Place the cold mozzarella sticks into the pan being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook, turning at the 1 minute mark, until evenly golden around. Drain on paper towels and serve.Deep Fryer: Completely freeze the coated cheese sticks. Bring oil in fryer to 365F. Carefully lower the mozzarella sticks into the hot oil, a few at a time and cook for approximately 1 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve.