Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Sticks from Cooking and Cooking
Yield: Serves 4

Cut mozzarella cheese approximately into strips 3 inch by 1/2 inch and set them aside.

Crack the egg into a small bowl, add salt, black pepper, paprika powder and garlic powder; stir gently with a fork until well-beaten.

Put the all-purpose flour and bread crumbs in 2 separate bowls. Coat the cheese sticks in all-purpose flour then dip them in the egg mixture; stir around to get a coating of the mixture all over them. Now coat cheese sticks in bread crumbs. Repeat egg and bread crumbs coating one more time (be sure to coat each mozzarella stick very well otherwise the cheese will melt and seep out into the oil).

Place them in a pot of cooking oil which has been heated at medium heat. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Place the sticks on paper towel to absorb extra oil. Serve immediately.