A delicious starter of crispy mozzarella sticks encased in crunchy breadcrumbs served with a rich tomato sauce flavoured with garlic, oregano and basil.
This simple cheese sticks are easy to prepare and make the perfect starter. The mozzarella is cut into sticks and coated in panko breadcrumbs. The sticks are frozen before deep frying. Once cooked these crispy mozzarella sticks are crunchy on the outside and creamy and gooey on the inside.
Yes, you can freeze mozzarella sticks, freeze before cooking and cook direct from frozen. You can also freeze the tomato sauce, allow to fully cool before you freeze, then defrost before reheating serve the sauce warm.
This is an all-year-round starter it is ideal for any dinner party especially for an Italian themed dinner party. Its simple to make so great for beginners, they can be difficult to cook make sure the oil is at the correct temperature in between batches.
It is loved by adults and children alike so is perfect for family get togethers. It’s also a great sharing starter so is great for a romantic meal for two. These are also the perfect snack for movie night especially if you love cheese
These mozzarella sticks are ideal for an Italian dinner party starter, serve with chicken, mushroom and spinach risotto for the main course and a dessert of mascarpone strawberry tart.
We serve them with a homemade rich tomato sauce dip. To make this sauce lightly fry the onions and garlic add the tinned tomatoes, oregano and fresh basil and cook gently till the sauce is the consistency of a thick dip. Place in a bowl and serve with the crispy cheese sticks. Other sauces you can use are
If you want to add extra flavour to your cheese sticks then add dry spices or herbs to the breadcrumb coating.
Our breaded cheese sticks are extra special because we double dip them in panko crumbs for extra crunch. The star of this recipe is our rich tomato sauce that complement the mozzarella sticks perfectly