These ooey, gooey mozzarella sticks are sure to impress. The best part: because they are air fried, they're better for you than their fried cousin! Season with garlic salt and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Batter:
Coating:

Directions

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  • Place water, flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, garlic powder, and salt in a wide, shallow bowl; mix into a batter the consistency of pancake batter. Adjust ingredients if needed to get the right consistency.

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  • Stir panko, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and basil together in another wide, shallow bowl.

  • Lightly coat each mozzarella stick with flour. Dip each stick in the batter and toss in the panko mixture until fully coated. Place sticks in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

  • Heat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Place a row of mozzarella sticks in the fryer basket. Spray with a light coat of cooking spray. Cook sticks for 6 minutes. Open fryer and flip the sticks with tongs. Continue cooking until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes.

Cook's Note:

The recipe is for regular mozzarella sticks, but you can substitute vegan mozzarella for the same effect.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 22.7mg; sodium 935.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2018
Made exactly as written and these turned out pretty good. The one tip I do have is to leave a good amount of space between each stick. I did leave a space but didn't allow enough. With the cheese being frozen I didn't anticipate them bubbling up as much as they did. Once they bubble into one another it is impossible to separate them. These take a bit of time and effort but are worth it in the end. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 5
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2018
Made exactly as written and these turned out pretty good. The one tip I do have is to leave a good amount of space between each stick. I did leave a space but didn't allow enough. With the cheese being frozen I didn't anticipate them bubbling up as much as they did. Once they bubble into one another it is impossible to separate them. These take a bit of time and effort but are worth it in the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2019
Very tasty. Made exactly as written. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2019
These were very good. I may try regular bread crumbs next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2019
These are soooo good! I kept feeling guilty for eating this until I remembered it was air fried. Takes the real thing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2019
Very good. Family liked them. Read More
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