Everyone in my family loves cheese. It is always a perfect snack or appetizer, and I always have it in my fridge. Once in a while, we all crave something different from ordinary, that’s when I try to recreate our restaurant favorites at home. Don’t get me wrong, I love restaurants, good ones, but those are for special occasions. We had to say “NO” to all fast foods, and satisfy all our cravings with healthier choices. Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks are perfect, and just hit the spot. Serve them with warm marinara sauce and fresh parsley as a snack or an appetizer on weekdays or weekends. With some planning, it only takes minutes to prepare.
- 12 mozzarella sticks
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 7-8 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 eggs (1 egg is pictured, but I ended up using 2 eggs)
- coconut oil for frying
- marinara sauce and fresh parsley for dipping (optional)
For better results, and for preventing cheese from melting while frying, I freeze cheese sticks before cooking. Also, I like to cut them in half for easier grip, but its up to you.
Roll frozen mozzarella sticks in flour.
In a small dish, with fork, beat eggs. In a different dish, mix Italian crumbs with dried parsley.
Now, dip cheese sticks in egg, then coat in crumbs. Then repeat, dip again in egg, and then in crumbs. Place mozzarella sticks on waxed paper, and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
Over medium heat, melt about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Fry cheese sticks on each side until golden. Add more oil if needed.
Enjoy with marinara sauce on the side.