Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hey Good Lookin'! Whatcha Got Cookin'?


Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

(I doubled the recipe for superbowl-that is what is pictured)

1 package string cheese
1 1/2 bags Italian croutons
2 eggs, raw, beaten, with a splash of milk - in a bowl
1 cup flour in a shallow bowl
wax paper or a baking sheet

Unwrap all of your string cheese and cut in half so you have little "stubby" string cheeses. Set aside. Grind your croutons into crumbs.  I use this mini food processor.  My mom got it for me one Christmas and I LOVE it.   I find it easier to place them into a deep bowl for maximum coverage but if you prefer a shallow one , more power to you.

Set up an assembly line, flour, egg, crouton crumbs, wax paper/baking sheet

See the "stubby" string cheeses?

Starting with the flour coat your cheese "stubbs" one or two at a time. Then coat in egg mixture and finally croutons.  Place on your wax paper/baking sheet.

Now repeat the process WITHOUT the flour!  Coat in eggs and then croutons.

See the difference?  Left- one coat.  Right-two coats

For best results let them chill in the fridge until you're ready to cook.  For a quicker chill, place in the freezer for an hour.

There were three layers in this container!  They didn't last long!

  WARNING!  The first time I made these I left them in the freezer for a few hours.  When I tried cooking them the outsides cooked but the inside didn't!  So if you forget and leave them in the freezer let them thaw a bit on the counter before cooking!!

Fry in cooking oil at 375 (F) for a minute or two.  The outside will have a nice brown color when done.

So melty and delicious!

Come back next week for no bake chocolate peanut butter bars!


Liz with the Lovely Life said...

I am so excited to make this!!! I am pinning it!!

Katie said...

those look delicious!

donna said...

i'm drooling for this!

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Lesley @ my lively mind said...

yum, these look amazing. i'm going to pin them!