As in avid mozzarella stick lover, this article is to help you make sure you get the most out of your mozz stick. Mozzarella sticks are everywhere. The diner, fast food chains, your local pizza place, restaurants, and even the frozen foods section of your supermarket. But what makes a mozzarella stick one worth eating? See if your favorite mozzarella stick meets these criteria:
Is it seasoned? Is there enough breading so the cheese doesn't ooze out? Is it batter or is it breadcrumb? If your mozzarella stick looks like a rectangular artificial box with barely any seasoning in it, unfortunately, it's time to find a new mozz stick.
Are you getting your money's worth? Rule of thumb, if you can fit an entire mozzarella stick in your mouth, probably not. Now listen, any mozzarella stick serving varies between 4-6. You might as well be getting a decent size mozz stick to eat. It's not just an appetizer, it's a lifestyle.
Thickness is everything. The breading to cheese ratio has got to be just right. If it's even a little bit off, you will be spending a million years trying to chew through one bite. You don't want to be eating only the cheese. If it is too thick, it also won't give you the crispiness and melted cheese we are looking for.
4. The Cheese Pull
The best part of a mozzarella stick, hands down. There's no fun in eating it if there's no cheese pull. Just make sure when you take a bite of the mozzarella stick, all the cheese doesn't pull out, leaving you with just a sad breadcrumb shell. Major L.
5. Marinara Sauce
The mozzarella stick could be superb, but it can easily be ruined with the wrong side of marinara sauce. It can't be cold, it can't be too salty (drawing the attention away from the mozz stick), and it can't be too watery (making the mozz stick all soggy).