Mozzarella Cheese Sticks & Country Buttermilk Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 package mozzarella cheese sticks (cut in half) *
  • 1 cup flour *
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese *
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 4 cups canola oil
  • Country Buttermilk Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup of Braum’s Buttermilk *
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice *
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, minced *
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, minced
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt *

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven, preheat the canola oil to 350 degrees using a candy thermometer. You will need three shallow pans, like a pie pan.
  2. Place the flour in one, the Panko bread crumbs, seasoning and Parmesan in the second one, and the egg substitute in the remaining pan.
  3. To coat the mozzarella sticks, first roll them in the flour, then the egg substitute. Make sure to coat the entire mozzarella stick and then roll it in the seasoned Panko crumbs.
  4. Place the coated mozzarella sticks on a baking sheet. **At this stage, you can freeze the mozzarella sticks for future use if you want to.
  5. To cook the mozzarella sticks: Fry the sticks in the canola oil until they are golden brown. To drain, place them on a wire cooling rack.
  6. Country Buttermilk Dressing:
  7. To make the dressing: whisk together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve.

NOTES

* Denotes Items are Available in Braum’s Fresh Market