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Homemade Mozzarella Sticks and Garlic Marinara Dipping Sauce

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks and Garlic Marinara Dipping Sauce

serves 8

Ingredients: 

  • 1 jar Monte Bene Garlic Marinara pasta sauce
  • 1 qt. light vegetable oil
  • 1 16 oz. package mozzarella sticks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preparation:

Pour oil into a large, heavy saucepan and heat to 365 degrees. Slice mozzarella sticks in half horizontally and set aside. Crack eggs into a medium sized bowl and beat until yokes and whites are mixed thoroughly. In another medium sized bowl, mix bread crumbs, pecorino Romano cheese, and salt. Pour flour into a third medium sized bowl. Taking one at a time, coat mozzarella sticks in flour, then eggs, and then bread crumb mixture. Place in oil and fry for about 30 seconds, or until cheese stick is golden brown. Remove and let cool on a paper towel for 5 minutes before serving. Heat Monte Bene Garlic Marinara pasta sauce and serve with mozzarella sticks for dipping.

 Make it a meal! Serve with sliced fruit and veggies for a casual dinner.