Super Garlicky Mozzarella Sticks

Super Garlicky Mozzarella Sticks

Serves: 4 people (16 sticks)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Super Garlicky Mozzarella Sticks


  • 8 sticks mozzarella string cheese, cut in half
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup crushed Southern Recipe Small Batch Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Rinds
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
If frying:
  • High temperature oil
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish


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  1. If baking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Place egg in a shallow bowl and beat well. In another shallow bowl, mix Southern Recipe Small Batch Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Pork, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder; whisk to combine.
  4. Dip each piece of mozzarella in the egg, then roll in the pork rind mixture. Place on a prepared baking sheet and freeze, uncovered, for at least one hour or until ready to fry or bake.
  5. To Bake: Bake for 10-12 minutes, flipping once halfway through, or until golden brown.
  6. Frying Instructions: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, fry mozzarella sticks in a single layer, 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown and softened.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve with marinara sauce.