|Mozzarella Sticks wrapped in egg roll wrappers|
served with marinara sauce
Marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping
Directions: Place a piece of string cheese at the bottom corner of one egg roll wrapper and roll up halfway. Now tuck the sides of the wrapper in and continue tightly rolling, moisten the end corner with water to seal.
Repeat with remaining wrappers and cheese.
|Tucking and rolling the egg roll wrapper|
In an electric skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees. Of course, you can use any skillet you like just don't allow the oil to get smoking hot.
Fry sticks until golden brown (approx 30-60 seconds per side). Drain on paper towels and serve with marinara sauce, if desired. Makes 1 dozen.
|Browning the egg roll wrapped mozzarella sticks|
I will say that the cheese did not get stringy in the frying time we allowed. The sticks were nevertheless yummy. I would also suggest that you sprinkle a little Italian seasoning and/or Parmesan cheese on the cheese stick and wrapper just before rolling them up to add some of the flavor that's missing by not using the dipping method! We will make these again, because they taste great, and are quick and easy to prepare.
About Baking the Mozzarella Sticks** - I did some research on the possibility of baking these...looking for ways to make things healthier...and found that several folks had tried it. It can be done BUT with problems. The egg roll did not brown well in the pictures I found and therefore, did not look appetizing. Apparently the amount of baking time that was needed caused the cheese to run out onto the cookie sheet too. Until the process of baking Mozzarella sticks wrapped in egg roll wrappers is perfected, I'll stick to frying them.
** Of course the day after I post this I find a lady that has had success baking her egg roll-won ton wrapped cheese sticks! Here is a link to the recipe and pictures of her baked version!