Mozzarella Sticks

Cuisinart original

Fun to make with your kids! For best results, mozzarella sticks require freezing before AirFrying so be sure to plan accordingly.


Makes 6 servings


¼   cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1    extra-large egg, lightly beaten
½   cup plain breadcrumbs
6    string cheese sticks
      Nonstick cooking spray
      Olive oil for spraying
¼   teaspoon kosher salt
      Quick Marinara Sauce (page 28) or prepared marinara

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per mozzarella stick:
Calories 153 (46% from fat ) • carb. 11g • pro. 11g • fat 8g • sat. fat 4g chol. 55mg • sod. 325mg • calc. 217mg • fiber 0g


1. Put the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs each in separate, shallow bowls
for dipping.
2. Dredge one cheese stick in the flour, then egg, and finally the
breadcrumbs, tapping gently to remove any excess after each
coating. Place on a plate or platter. Repeat with the remaining
cheese sticks.
3. Add a second coat of breading by dipping each cheese stick in
the egg and then the breadcrumbs one more time.
4. Place the double-dipped sticks on a lined tray, and freeze for at least
one hour and up to overnight (the longer the better).
5. Place the AirFry basket on the Oven/AirFry pan, and spray liberally
with nonstick cooking spray.
6. When ready to AirFry, place the sticks in a single layer in the
prepared basket, coat liberally with olive oil, and season evenly
with salt.
7. Place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Plus in the upper
rack position. Select Oven/AirFry, and set the temperature to 350°F
and time for 5 minutes. Press Start. Flip and AirFry the opposite side
for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Mozzarella sticks should be golden
8. Serve immediately with marinara sauce