Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks: This crunchy accompaniment is cheese, cheese and cheese all the way through, so nothing can please cheese-lovers more! A simple flavouring of oregano and chilli-flakes ensures that the overall effect is very pleasing.

Fried mozzarella sticks can also be served as a party starter . Just keep a few things in mind when making it though… the oil should be very hot and the sticks should be deep-fried over a high flame. Also, you can double-coat the sticks with the batter and the crumbs so that the cheese does not ooze out of the covering.

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Makes 14 sticks (14 stick)

Ingredients

For The Batter
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup cornflour
salt to taste
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Other Ingredients
250 gms mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
oil for deep-frying

Method

For the batter

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well to make a thick batter. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Cut the mozzarella cheese into 14 long sticks of 75 mm. (3”) x 25 mm. (1”) with 1 cm thickness.
  2. Dip each cheese stick into the batter so that it is evenly coated on all the sides.
  3. Roll the cheese sticks in bread crumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and deep-fry 2 to 3 cheese sticks at a time on a high flame for approx. 30 seconds or till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  5. Serve immediately.

Handy tip :

  1. While deep-frying, do not turn the stick too many as they might break and the cheese might ooze out.

Nutrition Value

Nutrient values per stick

Energy 146 cal
Protein 5.1 g
Carbohydrates 8 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Fat 10.4 g
Cholesterol 8.2 mg
Vitamin A 65.4 mcg
Vitamin B1 0.1 mg
Vitamin B2 0 mg
Vitamin B3 0.4 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Folic Acid 7.5 mcg
Calcium 93.8 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Magnesium 0 mg
Phosphorus 0 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Potassium 14.7 mg
Zinc 0.1 mg

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