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Old 03-27-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Fried Mozzarella sticks

I made these the other day and they came out very nice although very messy in the fryer....

I coated long rectangular mozzarella sticks with: flour then beaten egg and heavy cream mix finally bread crumbs. My grandma used to add a little milk to the egg mixture and sometimes this helps to stretch it out when you are running out of coating but I think it might help the taste too.

Quite a few of these fell apart during the frying. Some of them looked like locust shells that the locust had shed! But very tasty...

Any suggestions on how to improve on the frying process?

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Old 03-27-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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I made these the other day and they came out very nice although very messy in the fryer....

I coated long rectangular mozzarella sticks with: flour then beaten egg and heavy cream mix finally bread crumbs. My grandma used to add a little milk to the egg mixture and sometimes this helps to stretch it out when you are running out of coating but I think it might help the taste too.

Quite a few of these fell apart during the frying. Some of them looked like locust shells that the locust had shed! But very tasty...

Any suggestions on how to improve on the frying process?
You make them up and then place them in the freezer before frying. That way you can fry them until the outside is light brown without the cheese inside melting into the fryer. The inside will be warm and gooey but still intact. I love warm mozzarella sticks with a nice marinara.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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IMO heavy cream is too much for a fried cheese. I only ever use buttermilk for onion rings.

Using your ingredients, I would have done it this way: Egg wash (eggs and milk), flour, egg wash, and then bread crumbs.

For me I do it this way: Using string cheese, dip the cheese in buttermilk or whole milk. Remove from milk and coat in flour, remove from flour, dip in egg wash, then bread crumbs, panko for me.

Your step misses a reason for the flour to hold on to the cheese. Without that, your coating will fall off.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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You make them up and then place them in the freezer before frying. That way you can fry them until the outside is light brown without the cheese inside melting into the fryer. The inside will be warm and gooey but still intact. I love warm mozzarella sticks with a nice marinara.
Cooksie ~ it seems like you are saying to fry them IN the freezer bag.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:02 PM   #5
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Cooksie ~ it seems like you are saying to fry them IN the freezer bag.
I'm confused. What bag???
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I'm confused. What bag???
LOL ~ I read freezer BAG instead of just Freezer.
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:00 PM   #7
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I have not done it so I can't speak to it. BUT I've heard the same thing, in order to deep fried cheese curds (like motz sticks), to bread them and then freeze them, then fry them. The outside gets crispy and the inside does not melt into the oil, it just starts to melt. It's the perfect combination, crispy and melty. ~Bliss
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:26 PM   #8
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I'm going to try this recipe by Giada. Of course, I'm going to cheat and use string cheese. I also saw a recipe that combined panko and Italian breadcrumbs. I may have to try that too.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:22 PM   #9
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Fried Cheese Mozzarella Sticks

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 4.
Ingredients:
1 pound good quality Mozzarella cheese cut into 1 1/2 - 2 ounce sticks or wedges
1/2 cup flour
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying Instructions:
Cut cold cheese 1/4 inch thick, then into sticks 1 inch wide

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Old 04-07-2009, 12:39 AM   #10
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I have done this with sticks of feta cheese, and deep fried them, it worked really well the saltiness of the feta was awesome, I just used normal breadcrumbs. It sounds weird bt it was super good
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