I came across this and thought it was a good way to satisfy some of those fried-food-junkies. I am not one of them. The idea of using Japanese string cheese is different indeed. The challenge is frying cheese without it melting in your oil.

The most interesting are the bread crumbs used in this recipe. Namely panko, made from baked bread that has been passed by electric current to yield bread without crust.

Here is how it goes:

Takes flour, string cheese, dried parsley flakes, milk and panko crumbs. Take the panko and sprinkle in a little garlic salt, or other seasoning, even a little cayenne pepper. Next, add a touch of milk into the eggs and beat gently. Set one of the pieces of mozzarella in the bowl of flour, roll it to coat it.

Next, dip the flour-coated mozzarella in the egg/milk mixture and then into the panko crumbs. Next is an important step: place the tray, uncovered, directly into the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. This will flash freeze the mozzarella sticks, which will help them stay together better when it’s time to fry, and will also keep the mozzarella from melted too quickly when it hits the hot oil.