Friday, May 8, 2015

Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are a family favorite, and without a doubt one of the most expansive foods to buy; and you get hardly anything in the box! Plus all the ingredients in those cheese sticks you cannot even understand. I have decided to cut out buying them and make my own! I mean come on! It is easy, and absolutely 100 percent better than store bought. Try to convince Daniel that store bought are a waste... well I did with these homemade crispy cheese-y sticks; you've gotta try!

You Will Need:

1/2 Cup Raw Milk (or regular whole milk)
6 Organic Pasture Raised Eggs
1 Cup Organic Coconut Oil or Palm Shortening (for frying)
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese (finely shredded)
2 tbsp Organic Italian Seasonings
2 tbsp Organic Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper
16 oz. Organic Mozzarella Cheese Block
2 Cups Bread Crumbs (plain)
2 Cups Organic All-Purpose Flour

Start by cutting your cheese, into nice thick blocks, do not make them super thin or they will melt when cooking

In one bowl, mix together bread crumbs, shredded Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Measure your flour, and place in second bowl and finally in a third bowl or dish, whisk together eggs, and milk

Dip cheese in flour, making sure not to over flour it or the eggs will not stick to the flour, coat both sides

Now dip into the egg/milk mixture, making sure to again coat both sides 

Place in bread crumbs mixture coating both sides (you will do this twice)

And back into the eggs, and then back in bread crumbs. You want to coat the cheese twice, this ensures all the cheese will be coated in the breadcrumbs mixture so if any was missed the first time, it will be coated the second dip

Lay them on a baking sheet lined with silicone liner and place into the freeze for 1-2 hours or until fully frozen

Place frozen cheese sticks into a ziplock bag, place date on bag and pop back into freezer until you want to cook them

To cook: in a cast iron pan, fill halfway with coconut oil, allow oil to heat fully, checking by splashing a small amount of water on top if bubbles it is ready

Arrange mozzarella sticks evenly into the pan and allow to cook 1 minute per side, or until golden brown- drain 30 seconds on paper towel remove fast or the cheese sticks as it cools

Use your favorite dipping sauce, I use OrganicVille marinara sauce and boy oh boy these are amazing! Super easy and you can have them on hand any time you want some funny, organic, simply made mozzarella sticks. 

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