Following is my recipe for mozzarella sticks. Love homemade mozzarella sticks. They are tricky to cook as you can see from my pics. The oil wasn't hot enough at one point and then it was too hot. The result is exploding mozzarella sticks but even though they look messy, they taste great!
Oil for frying
Mozzarella string cheese
2 beaten eggs
fry until golden brown. As you can see from my picture, many of my mozzarella sticks exploded. Truth be told, I was multi-tasking, which is a no-no when frying. If the oil is just the right temperature, the mozzarella sticks will cook quickly and will not explode. drain on paper towels. serve with a side of marinara sauce.
A favorite and easy to make appetizer. These also are great for a Sunday night dinner. You could make these, freeze them and have stromboli ready to bake at anytime.
package of frozen pizza dough (your supermarket may carry fresh also)
1 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package sliced pepperoni
or 1 lb italian sausage, browned and drained.
If you are using frozen dough, it will thaw overnight in the fridge.
Use a rolling pin on a floured board to roll the dough out to a rectangle.
Spread fillings on the dough leaving 1" all the way around.
Roll it up, tucking in the sides as you go.
Put stromboli seam side down on a greased (with olive oil) cookie sheet.
Poke a few holes in the top with a fork and brush with egg white or oil olive if you like a crispy top.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until it is browned.
Cool for about 5 minutes and slice into serving pieces.