Giada De Laurentiis Mozzarella Sticks

Recipe by Iron Woman
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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Stir the bread crumbs, 1 cup of Parmesan and 1 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl to blend.
  • Dip the cheese in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl.
  • Coat the cheese in the bread crumb mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the cheese sticks on a baking sheet.
  • Repeat dipping the cheese sticks in the egg and bread crumb mixture to coat a second time.
  • Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours and up to 2 days.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.
  • Transfer the fried cheese to plates. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve with the Marinara Sauce.
  • Marinara Sauce:
  • In a large casserole pot, heat the oil over a medium-high flame.
  • Add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the celery, carrots, and 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Sauté until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour.
  • Remove and discard the bay leaf. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste. (The sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat before using).
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