How to Make Cheese Sticks from Scratch
If you want a recipe for a perfect starter or appetizer then cheese fingers or cheese sticks are ideal. This popular dish which is typical from American restaurants and bars is also a favourite for children, and now you do not need to leave the house to fully enjoy it. Ready to surprise everyone with this delicious food? in OneHowTo.com we explain how to make cheese sticks from scratch in simple steps.
Making delicious and crunchy cheese sticks from scratch is very easy if we follow the instructions. To begin you should go for full fat mozzarella cheese, as this is the cheese of the traditional recipe, the mozzarella sticks. If you cannot find this opt for Gouda type cheese.
Cut the mozzarella into sticks of about a finger's thickness. The length of your cheese sticks will depend on how you want them, but remember that the more they look like our fingers the better.
Once cut, put the cheese fingers in the freezer for at least 1 hour, thus when fried they will not melt.
Whilst the cooling time elapses you can prepare the breadcrumbs. The real secret to delicious mozzarella sticks is that the breadcrumbs be filled with that typical Italian flavour.
For this you must mix them with the garlic powder, parsley, basil, oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and keep in a shallow dish.
In a bowl, put some flour to batter the cheese sticks. In another bowl beat the egg and set aside. Take the cheese fingers from the freezer and first roll them on the flour. After that, dunk them into the egg and finally roll them over the breadcrumbs.
Once they are fully breaded you should put them back in the freezer for 20 minutes.
After this time, heat abundant oil and fry the cheese fingers until they are golden. Drain well on absorbent paper to ensure they are crispy and delicious.
You can serve this delicious starter accompanied by a homemade tomato and basil sauce, barbecue sauce or regular ketchup. If you enjoyed this recipe, you can not miss our no-bake lasagne. It's amazing and full of flavor!
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