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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

These Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks make the perfect cheesy snack or appetizer. You can prepare this cheesy snack ahead of time and freeze them or serve them up and enjoy them right away.

There is something about mozzarella sticks that are just a one of a kind snack food. These Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks are cheesy, the perfect snacking food, and crispy!

If you are new here I am all about quick and easy recipes. This recipe however is a little longer, because of some freezer time… but WORTH IT!

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HOW TO PREVENT MOZZARELLA STICKS FROM MELTING

It is very important that you FREEZE your Mozzarella Sticks before air frying. This will help hold them together and prevent the cheese from oozing out through the breading, completly. You may still get a little oozying but nothing like mleting. This is why this recipe calls for freezing time, a very important step in this recipe.

WHAT GOES IN AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA STICKS

  • Mozzarella Sticks, Halved
  • Dried Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Panko Crumbs
  • Eggs
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HOW TO MAKE CRISPY AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA STICKS

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Remove the wrapper from the cheese sticks and cut the sticks in half.
  3. In a bowl, whisk 1 egg.
  4. In another bowl combine half of the panko crumbs, and half of the parsley, and add some salt and pepper.
  5. Dip one mini mozzarella stick into the egg, coating evenly. Add the coated stick into the panko mixture and coat evenly. Transfer to the waxed paper.
  6. Repeat this step until all sticks are coated.
  7. Place the coated sticks in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  8. Add another egg to the egg bowl and whisk.
  9. Add the remaining panko, parsley, and some salt and pepper to the panko crumb bowl.
  10. Once 30 minutes have passed repeat steps 5-7. Freezing for an additional 30 minutes, for a total of 1 hour.
  11. Once mozzarella sticks are frozen. Preheat the air fryer to 390 F for 2-3 minutes. Remove the basket from the air fryer and spray generously with spray oil.
  12. Place the mozzarella sticks onto the greased basket, do not overlap, and air fry at 380 F for 5-7 minutes.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

HOW TO FREEZE AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA STICKS TO MAKE AHEAD OF TIME

You simply follow all the steps as if you were to cook them right away. Except for the step where you cook them. Once you coat the Mozzarella Sticks for the second time freeze them again for another 30 minutes and then remove them from the freeze and transfer them to a freezer-safe zip-lock bag until you’re ready to air fry them.

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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

These Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks make the perfect cheesy snack or appetizer. You can prepare this cheesy snack ahead of time and freeze them or serve them up and enjoy them right away.

Ingredients

  • 10 Mozzarella Sticks, Halved
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups Panko Crumbs
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Remove the wrapper from the cheese sticks and cut the sticks in half.
  3. In a bowl, whisk 1 egg.
  4. In another bowl combine half of the panko crumbs, and half of the parsley, and add some salt and pepper.
  5. Dip one mini mozzarella stick into the egg, coating evenly. Add the coated stick into the panko mixture and coat evenly. Transfer to the waxed paper.
  6. Repeat this step until all sticks are coated.
  7. Place the coated sticks in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  8. Add another egg to the egg bowl and whisk.
  9. Add the remaining panko, parsley, and some salt and pepper to the panko crumb bowl.
  10. Once 30 minutes have passed repeat steps 5-7. Freezing for an additional 30 minutes, for a total of 1 hour.
  11. Once mozzarella sticks are frozen. Preheat the air fryer to 390 F for 2-3 minutes. Remove the basket from the air fryer and spray generously with spray oil.
  12. Place the mozzarella sticks onto the greased basket, do not overlap, and air fry at 380 F for 5-7 minutes.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
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