A delicious starter of crispy mozzarella sticks with a tomato dip, mozzarella encased in crunchy breadcrumbs served with a rich tomato sauce flavoured with garlic, oregano and basil.
Deliciously crisp and gooey mozzarella sticks, with a homemade tomato sauce.
The mozzarella is cut into sticks and coated in panko breadcrumbs. The sticks are frozen before deep frying. Once cooked these crispy mozzarella sticks are crunchy on the outside and creamy and gooey on the inside.
A simple tomato dipping sauce flavoured with oregano and basil is perfect for dipping crispy mozzarella sticks into. To make the dip lightly fry the onions and garlic in the frying pan, add the tinned tomatoes and oregano gently cook till the sauce thickens then add the chopped basil and season to taste
Yes, you can freeze mozzarella sticks, freeze before cooking and cook directly from frozen. You can also freeze the tomato sauce, allow it to fully cool before you freeze it, and then defrost it before reheating and serving the sauce warm.
This is an all-year-round starter it is ideal for any dinner party, especially for an Italian-themed dinner party. It's simple to make so great for beginners, they can be difficult to cook, make sure the oil is at the correct temperature in between batches.
It is loved by adults and children alike so is perfect for family get-togethers. It’s also a great sharing starter so is great for a romantic meal for two. These are also the perfect snack for movie night especially if you love cheese
This starter is ideal for an Italian dinner party starter, serve with chicken, mushroom and spinach risotto for the main course and a dessert of mascarpone strawberry tart.
What sauces go well will mozzarella sticks? We serve them with a homemade rich tomato sauce dip.. Other sauces you can use are
If you want to add extra flavour to your cheese sticks then add dry spices or herbs to the breadcrumb coating.
Our breaded cheese sticks are extra special because we double dip them in panko crumbs for extra crunch. The star of this recipe is our rich tomato sauce that complements the mozzarella sticks perfectly