Are you familiar with Pinterest? I have to confess that it is one of my new guilty pleasures. I probably will develop carpal tunnel from scrolling down looking at all of the different pins. If you are not familiar with it, it is a website where you can bookmark different things you find on the Internet and also view what others find interesting. As I mentioned earlier, it can be quite time consuming but it is also fascinating.
I love seeing all the things people find interesting. It is also quite helpful as I am working on subjects for my blog. I can see different trends and things that people really enjoy or are interested in which allows me to be more on target with what you want to see. I also love it because I am always browsing the internet looking for inspiration, and Pinterest offers a great way for me to tag or “pin” things I want to make.
I am telling you all of this because I found the recipe for these mozzarella sticks on a pin a friend had posted on Pinterest. They are very easy and a great way to make mozzarella sticks at home without resorting to the frozen variety. I made mine using a whole string cheese stick, but next time I will cut mine in half so that the cheese can melt easier.
With football season upon us I think these will make a great addition to any get-together. They are yummy and super easy.
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Printer Friendly Recipe
12 pieces string cheese
12 egg roll wrappers
Oil for pan frying (I used half olive oil and half canola oil.)
Marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping
Place a piece of string cheese near the bottom corner of one egg roll wrapper (keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use). Fold bottom corner over cheese. Roll up halfway; fold sides toward center over cheese. Moisten remaining corner with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and cheese.
Add 1/4 – 1/2 inch of oil to a large skillet. Heat skillet over medium high heat. (If using an electric skillet heat oil to 375 degrees.) Fry sticks, a few at a time, for 30-60 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with marinara sauce.