Monday, March 7, 2011

Thank you Guy Fieri!

I don't know why, but I don't usually find myself watching any of Guy Fieri's shows...Food Network or Minute to Win It.  I really don't know why.  I always love his recipes and if I do land on Minute to Win It, I am sucked in for sure!  Maybe he's just too cool.  Maybe it's his crazy hair and arm band.  Anyhoo, a while back he was cooking with his cute!  He was talking about how he hates to make mozzarella sticks because they break open as they cook.  I hate to make them because it feels kind of good to say I don't make a habit out of frying cheese.  Well, so much for that.  He asked me if I had a need for fried cheese.  I wanted to say no but my heart said yes.  Then, he pulled out this winner from his back pocket and I had to try it. 

Heat canola oil to about 375 degrees.  Since I don't have a cooking thermometer, I just kept dropping stuff in it until it bubbled...oober scientific

While the oil was heating, I assembled a couple mozzy-sticks.  I laid out an egg roll wrap and placed three slices of pepperoni and half of an old-school Polly-O String Cheese in the middle.  Was the pepperoni necessary?  No.  Did I add it anyway?  Yes.  Did I mention this is in no way a healthy snack? 

DISCLAIMER:  This is an extreeemely unhealthy snack

Then, just as the package instructed, I folded over one half of the wrap, then folded in both edges, and rolled until I had a mozzy-egg roll.  I sealed it with some egg-wash.

Then, I dredged the mozzy-egg-roll in the egg-wash and I rolled it in some Italian breadcrumbs. 

When the oil was ready, I dropped them in and oh-my-good-ness!  

 Within seconds, I had the most beautiful mozzy-sticks I've ever seen!  This is a must-try!   Don't forget the spicy dipping sauce!


  1. Those look so yummy, and love that you threw some pepperoni in there.

  2. I wonder what they would taste like if we put a small strip of Grandmas fried peppers in it? Make it kind of a popper,without the Jalepeno part. Hmmm...

  3. Oh my goodness! Kathy, what a great idea! I think I have an idea for a new New Year's snack.

  4. Oh my! These look amazing! And we just so happen to have some egg roll wrappers in our freezer that were left over from another cooking i have a use for them!