Let us get started with Mozzarella Potato Sticks recipe!
Guys I have got this very quick and easy recipe today for you. Cheesy mozzarella potato sticks, sounds very delicious, right? Trust me they are. I am not going to make this recipe very long because it’s a very quick and easy recipe. And to be very honest mozzarella potato sticks are not a classic dish or something that I will keep going on and on about them. So let us get started with the components of mozzarella potato sticks and then we will jump into the recipe.
The Potato Shell
So we’ll be using some mash potatoes for the outer covering of mozzarella sticks and that is because eating just mozzarella sticks is kind of boring I believe. It is just too cheesy to be very honest even though it’s deep-fried and you can add a lot of customised dips but it’s still pretty boring and I think you would agree.
So for the outer shell, we will boil potatoes and then after that mash the potatoes and add some chopped onions, capsicum, garlic, and some seasoning like salt and pepper. That’s pretty much it and since your potatoes might be different from mine because there is a lot of variety that is available out there. So in case your mash potato mixture is not very well binding with your mozzarella sticks just add a little corn start and it should work out just fine. The next thing we will talk about is the mozzarella for these mozzarella potato sticks.
The second most important thing for this recipe is mozzarella cheese. Now in traditional mozzarella sticks it just too cheesy and I don’t really like that. And I bet that you don’t like that either. So, in this case, we will just cut the mozzarella into 1 centimetre thick sticks and cover it with the mashed potato mixture we made to balance the mozzarella and potato shell. In the traditional recipe we just use mozzarella and it’s just going a little overboard with the cheese.
The Crumb Coating
Here is the most exciting part about this recipe and trust me I have got the perfect hack for an amazing crunchy crust. That is corn flakes. If you follow my blog you know that I have always preferred cornflakes over cornstarch or bread crumbs. That is mainly because it is 10 times healthier than any other option and it gives a better crunch.
And just to keep this recipe vegetarian I have not used any egg for crumb coating. Instead, I have made a slurry out of some refined flour and I dip my mozzarella potato sticks into that and then later on coated with the corn flakes powder. To make the cornflakes powder just take a mixer grinder jar and add 2 handfuls of cornflakes and grind it until it’s a coarse powder. Although if you want a very thick crust you can crumb coat it twice and it is very healthy too.
Frying the Mozzarella Potato Sticks
It can be a little tricky because getting the right temperature for the mozzarella potato sticks is very important. Now I am calling it tricky because you have two layers that are the external cornflakes coating and potato shell and then comes the filling that is basically mozzarella. So you want that mozzarella to melt and at the same time, you want that crust to be crunchy and golden brown. So keeping your oil at the right temperature is a very important thing for this recipe and I would recommend a temperature around 200 degree Celsius to 210 degrees celsius.