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Oozing Mozzarella Sticks

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Place the breadcrumbs, salt, parsley, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder into a wide, shallow bowl and toss together.
  • Cut the cheese into 12 sticks, ours were about 1 inch by 1/2 inch.
  • Heat up 3-4 inches of oil in a medium sized saucepan, on a medium heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place cooked mozzarella sticks onto a plate covered with kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Serve immediately with marinara sauce or salsa.


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