Spicy Mozzarella Sticks

15 min.
Craving a tasty and easy-to-make appetizer? Look no further than these Spicy Mozzarella Sticks! These crispy, crumb-coated mozzarella sticks are filled with gooey cheese and the added punch of green chilies. Ideal for game night, gatherings or a quick snack, these homemade cheese sticks will become an instant favorite. Follow our simple recipe, and check out our tips and tricks, as well as frequently asked questions, for perfect cheese breadsticks every time.

Instructions

How do I store leftover Spicy Mozzarella Sticks?

Store cooled Spicy Mozzarella Sticks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Line the container with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Can I freeze Spicy Mozzarella Sticks?

Yes, you can freeze the cheese sticks. Allow them to cool completely, then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze for a few hours or overnight. Once frozen, transfer the cheese sticks to a zipper storage bag labeled with the date and contents. Freeze for up to 3 months.

How do I reheat Spicy Mozzarella Sticks?

Reheat the refrigerated or frozen cheese sticks in a preheated oven. For refrigerated cheese sticks, heat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. For frozen cheese sticks, heat the oven to 220°C and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

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Tips and Tricks for Perfect Spicy Mozzarella Sticks:

Double breading

For extra crispy mozzarella sticks, coat the cheese sticks in the egg and breadcrumbs twice.

Air fryer alternative: For a lighter alternative

make mozzarella sticks in an air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C and cook the breaded cheese sticks for 6-8 minutes, turning them halfway through.

Chilling the cheese sticks

Place the breaded cheese sticks in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before frying. This helps the breading to adhere better and prevents the cheese from melting too quickly during frying.

Dipping sauce options

While marinara sauce is a classic choice for dipping, you can also try ranch dressing, honey mustard, or barbecue sauce for variety. Each dip provides a unique blend of flavors, inviting you to explore and discover your new favorite!

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