Fried Mozzarella Sticks

  • 1 (16-oz.) bottle vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, cut into 32 sticks
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Heat oil to 370F in electric skillet or heavy bottom saucepan. In bag, shake cheese sticks with flour until well coated. In shallow bowl, beat eggs with water. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, seasoned salt and garlic powder. Dip floured cheese sticks, one at a time, in egg mixture, then roll in crumb mixture until well coated. Place cheese sticks on large baking sheet and chill one hour. Fry sticks 3 or 4 at a time in hot oil about 3 to 5 seconds or until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve with your favorite pizza sauce for dipping.