The invention of the air fryer has made our most beloved fast foods much easier to come by. When you get a craving and don't feel like leaving the house, the little machine can pop it out in mere minutes. For this recipe, cheese sticks and a few common pantry staples are all it takes to float up to mozzarella stick heaven.
Recipe courtesy of Ready Set Eat.
- 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 Cup Egg Beaters® Original
- 1/2 Cup Italian-style bread crumbs
- 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 12 sticks (1 oz each) mozzarella string cheese
- PAM® Organic Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 Cup Hunt's® Traditional Pasta Sauce, warmed
Line a small baking sheet or plate with waxed or parchment paper. Place flour in a shallow dish and Egg Beaters in a second shallow dish. Stir together breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a third shallow dish.
Coat cheese sticks with flour, dip in Egg Beaters and then coat well with breadcrumb mixture. If there is any visible cheese, dip back into Egg Beaters and breadcrumbs to ensure they are completely coated. Place on tray. Freeze until solid, at least 30 minutes.
Heat air fryer to 400F. Spray frozen mozzarella sticks with olive oil spray. Turn and spray second side with olive oil spray. Place in air fryer basket in single layer. Air fry 6 to 8 minutes, until golden brown, turning once. Serve with warm pasta sauce for dipping.