Making Mozzarella Sticks with an Air Fryer in 2023
What You Need
Making mozzarella sticks with an air fryer is a simple yet delicious snack. You will need an air fryer to get started, along with the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.
- 1/2 cup of panko breadcrumbs.
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
- 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper.
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten.
- 1 pound of mozzarella cheese sticks.
To make mozzarella sticks with an air fryer, start by preheating the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, prepare a shallow dish with the flour, and another shallow dish with the panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Beat the eggs in a third shallow dish.
Next, dip each cheese stick in the flour, then the eggs, and finally the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure it’s completely coated. Place the cheese sticks in the air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy. Turn them over halfway through to ensure even cooking.
If you’re using pre-made mozzarella sticks, make sure to thaw them before cooking. Also, for extra crunch, you can add a layer of crushed cornflakes or other crunchy cereal to the breadcrumb mixture.
Serve the mozzarella sticks with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. You can also serve them as an appetizer with other snacks such as onion rings, French fries, and chicken nuggets.