While perusing one of my Pioneer Woman cookbooks I came across this easy recipe. My family LOVES fried cheese and if it’s on a menu we usually order it. Even my picky eater enjoys it. I’ve always wanted to make it at home but never really knew how. I knew it started with mozzarella sticks like my boys often have for snacks but that’s about it. The original recipe makes 32 pieces which was too much for us to snack on this afternoon so I scaled it back to about 16 pieces.
This is my smaller version. If you are making it for more people figure 4 to 5 cheese sticks per person and adjust the flour, egg and Panko accordingly. For the 16 I made I used only one egg and about 1/8 of a cup of milk. The recipe is easily doubled.
Our favorite pasta sauce is Bertolli Vidalia Onion and Garlic. It’s what I had on hand today to use instead of marinara sauce. Use what you like or what you happen to have in your pantry.
Don’t substitute regular breadcrumbs for the Panko. The Panko gives them a nice crunch and texture.
This recipe is definitely a keeper and will certainly be made again and again. A perfect snack for movie night, game night or a lazy Sunday afternoon. It was a big hit with the boys and I can see myself making loads of these when they are teenagers and have friends over. It’s really that easy.