Fried Mozzarella Sticks

To save time, the herb-coated mozzarella sticks can be covered and refrigerated until ready to cook.

Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Fried Mozzarella Sticks

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

32

Appetizers

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    package (16 ounces) Mozzarella Cheese

  • 1/2

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/8

    teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    tablespoon water

  • 1/2

    cup Italian-seasoned fine dry bread crumbs

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • 1

    cup PREGO Regular Spaghetti Sauce or PREGO Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Sauce

Directions

1. Cut cheese into 13/4- by 1- by 1/2-inch sticks (32 sticks). On waxed paper, combine flour and pepper. In small bowl, beat together eggs and water. Dip cheese sticks in flour mixture, coating well; then dip in egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs. 2. In 10-inch skillet, heat 1/2 inch oil to 375°F. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat spaghetti sauce until hot. 3. Fry cheese sticks in single layer, a few at a time, until golden brown and just until cheese begins to melt, turning once. Drain on paper towels; keep warm. Repeat with remaining cheese sticks. Serve cheese sticks with hot spaghetti sauce for dipping. Makes 32 appetizers or 8 appetizer servings

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