Can you Make Mozzarella Sticks with String Cheese? Who else loves fried cheese? Is there anything better than melted cheese with a crunchy outer shell? Well, today I’m sharing how to make them super easy using string cheese!
I pinned a great looking mozzarella stick recipe using string cheese a couple of years ago, so I figured let’s try it out and see if it really works!
Does String Cheese Melt?
You bet it does. The traditional string cheese is mozzarella cheese. The way they process and heat the cheese makes it so that the proteins in the cheese line up, so you can that easily pull away, making that cool, kid-friendly string cheese.
I modified the recipe a bit but I’m thrilled with how great this recipe works. I used panko bread crumbs, which is definitely my favorite type of bread crumb to use. Panko adds a great crunch to any coating. I love it in my Panko Chicken with Garlic Butter Fettuccine and this Garlic Panko Crusted Tilapia Recipe.
I buy string cheese in bulk for the kiddos and will freeze it, pulling out a handful at a time. The recipe I pinned called for prepping the string cheese with flour and then freezing, but I just started with the string cheese frozen… making this a quick recipe to pull off.
- 8 Frozen String Cheese
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ tablespoon milk
- 1 cup panko crumbs
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- canola oil enough to fill pot one inch
- Cut the frozen string cheese pieces in half.
- Place your flour in a bowl and lightly coat each string cheese piece with flour.
- In another bowl mix together the egg and milk.
- Mix together the panko crumbs, Italian seasoning, pepper and garlic salt in a shallow pan. I love using a pie tin.
- Pour your canola oil into a deep skillet to the height of 1" up the side. Begin heating the oil on medium.
- Take your flour dipped string cheese pieces and one at a time dip them into the egg/milk mixture then coat them in the seasoned panko crumbs.
- After your oil has heated for a few minutes gently place one of the coated string cheese pieces into the oil. If the piece floats within 5-10 seconds the oil is hot enough. Cook 30-60 seconds on each side till it's nicely browned.
Let them drain/cool a minute on a paper towel-lined plate before enjoying with your favorite marinara sauce.
The flavor was wonderful and it was pretty quick and easy to make. My kiddos loved it and it made for a great afternoon treat.
Who can resist that melted cheesy goodness!
Thanks for stopping by friends!