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Oozing Mozzarella Sticks

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 10 oz block of hard mozzarella cheese
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 - 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal/semonlina
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Marinara sauce/salsa for dipping

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl place the flour, garlic powder, salt and cornmeal. Add 1/2 cup of water, mix and then add more water if required. I needed closer to 1 cup. Mix until the batter resembles a pancake batter.
  2. Place the breadcrumbs, salt, parsley, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder into a wide, shallow bowl and toss together.
  3. Cut the cheese into 12 sticks, ours were about 1 inch by 1/2 inch.
  4. Heat up 3-4 inches of oil in a medium sized saucepan, on a medium heat.
  5. Place the mozzarella sticks into the wet batter and cover, then place the sticks into the breadcrumb mix and toss around until completely covered in breadcrumbs. Place on a tray until the oil has heated.
  6. The oil should bubble a bit, but not smoke. If it smokes, it's too hot!! We stuck a candy thermometer in and fried at 160C. Fry 3 sticks at a time, for about 45 seconds - 1 minute until golden brown.
  7. Place cooked mozzarella sticks onto a plate covered with kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil.
  8. Serve immediately with marinara sauce or salsa.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from We Heart Vegan - http://weheartvegan.com/2013/01/02/vegan-mozzarella-sticks/