There are plenty of fast food dishes that are made healthier simply by cooking them from scratch at home. My kids and I love to eat French fries and mozzarella cheese sticks, but we don’t want to eat them at the expense of our health. This is why we stick to eating our own homemade versions.
You will need the following ingredients to make your own mozzarella cheese sticks:
- 8 oz. block of mozzarella cheese
- 4 oz. fat-free milk
- 8 oz. bread crumbs
- 16 oz. olive oil
Follow these instructions to create your own mozzarella cheese sticks:
Cut your block of mozzarella cheese into strips that are the length of the block, but only 1 inch in width.
Pour the fat-free milk in one bowl, and the bread crumbs in another bowl right beside it.
Dip the mozzarella cheese stick in the milk to coat it all the way around, and then set it in the bowl of bread crumbs. Roll it around until the bread crumbs cover all sides. Set each stick on a paper plate until you are ready to put them in the frying pan.
Heat up your olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Olive oil actually has health benefits, so I prefer that to vegetable oil. It doesn’t affect taste at all.
Set the mozzarella sticks in the heated oil with a pair of tongs so you don’t burn yourself. Cook until all sides are golden brown. Remove with your tongs and set on a couple paper towel sheets. The paper towels will absorb any excess oil.