I have been seeing these around at several food blogs recently and I wanted to give them a try. Sadly, I have bad luck with cooking mozzarella sticks. While at my sister’s house, I have ruined two batches of store bought sticks by overcooking them and all the cheese oozes out. I decided to go ahead and try making them very carefully and thankfully they turned out great! My kids both thought they were the best after school snack and wished that I had made more. This is quite the compliment for me because my daughter doesn’t care for cheese! They mozzarella sticks seriously couldn’t be easier to make and tasted great. My kids asked if I could make them again tomorrow and I gladly said yes.
Cut the cheese sticks in half then place them in a ziplock bag and put them into the freezer for a couple of hours. They need to be frozen so the cheese doesn’t ooze out while browning the panko.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.
Place the flour on a plate. Place the panko on a separate plate. Put the egg into a bowl and whisk until well combined. Roll the cheese stick in the flour until well coated, then roll into the egg mixture until well coated, then roll into the panko mixture until well coated. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining sticks. Coat the top of the sticks with cooking spray.
Place into the oven and bake for 4-5 minutes. Carefully flip them over and continue to cook for 4 minutes, be careful not to overcook or the cheese will ooze out. Trust me. Remove from the oven and place on a plate and serve immediately with warm marinara sauce. Enjoy!
Baked Mozzarella Sticks
- 4 cheese sticks cut in half then placed into the freezer until frozen
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup Italian panko
- 1 egg
- Cut the cheese sticks in half then place them in a ziplock bag and put them into the freezer for a couple of hours. They need to be frozen so the cheese doesn't ooze out while browning the panko.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.