Whenever I go to a restaurant, I always skim the menu to see if they have mozzarella sticks as an appetizer. These crispy and cheesy snacks are irresistible and so delicious. I don’t always have the time or energy to go to a restaurant, so it’s nice to know that you can easily make them in an air fryer at home in little to no time. If you want to make some homemade mozzarella sticks yourself, bear in mind that the air fryer temp and cook time is going to make a difference in the kind of results you want. And people ask this question a lot. How long to cook mozzarella sticks in air fryer? And what temp to air fry mozzarella sticks? In this guide, let’s talk about them and hear tips on the recipes to make mozzarella sticks in air fryer.
For best results, set the temperature of your air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. When you cook mozzarella sticks in an air fryer at 390, you should expect a mozzarella stick that is golden brown and full of melty, gooey cheese with a seasoned and crispy layer on the outside. When you take a bite, you should hear a light crunch and see a string of cheese following closely behind. To top it all off, dip them in some marinara sauce to add a new flavor to your dish.
Mozzarella sticks cook fast, so you want to make sure you don’t walk away, or else you might risk burning them. You only have to leave the mozzarella sticks in the air fryer for about 5 minutes at 390 degrees Fahrenheit before they are fully cooked. The cheese melts fast and the bread crumbs don’t need to be baked for long, so don’t leave them in there for longer than needed.
If you want to cook mozzarella sticks in the air fryer at other temperatures, start by increasing or decreasing the temperature in intervals of 15 degrees. If you decide to lower the temperature of your air fryer to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit, you can expect delicious mozzarella sticks in about 8 minutes. You won’t have to worry about burning at 375 degrees unless you forget your dish. A downside of using this lower temperature is that the outside of the mozzarella sticks might not be as crispy.
On the other hand, if you decide to increase the temperature of your air fryer to 405 degrees, you can eat in about 3 minutes, but there might be consequences. Mozzarella sticks are small in size, so using too high of a temperature might cause them to dry out and burn. Overall, use whatever temperature works best for you, but you will probably have more success using lower temperatures with this appetizer.
These appetizers are a great choice for so many occasions. You can make some for a solo night in or for a party with all your friends. Either way, you should try to make the mozzarella sticks yourself. There are many recipes for making mozzarella sticks in air fryer. But I like this one easy mozzarella stick recipe. And here’s how to cook mozzarella sticks in air fryer.
Go to the store and buy mozzarella cheese sticks, bread crumbs, cornstarch, seasonings, marinara sauce, olive oil, and eggs.
Start by cracking two eggs into a bowl and mixing them. Add the cornstarch mixture into a bowl by itself. In another bowl, put the bread crumbs in and add whatever seasonings you like.
Unwrap the cheese sticks and roll them in the eggs first before you put them in the cornstarch. Finally, put your cheese sticks into the bread crumb mixture and coat thoroughly
Spray a thin layer of olive oil on the mozzarella sticks and put them in the air fryer
Set the air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 5 minutes before you remove them. Let them cool for a bit before dipping them in some marinara sauce. Enjoy!
Fresh mozzarella sticks cook pretty fast, but frozen ones don’t take too long either. It will take 8 minutes to cook these frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer. If you find yourself with leftovers, you might decide to freeze the ones that you don’t plan on eating right away for reheating in future.
Once you get a craving for mozzarella sticks again, here’s how to cook frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer.
Mozzarella sticks are delicious, so it’s no surprise to find yourself having leftovers when you make too many. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about eating soggy mozzarella sticks the next time you want some. You can use your air fryer to reheat them to the same level of tastiness they were the day before. Turn the air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and place your leftovers mozzarella sticks inside, let them cook for 1-3 minutes to get the right texture and consistency. If you want the mozzarella sticks to be crispier, leave them in for another minute or so, but keep an eye on them to avoid burning them.
Mozzarella sticks are great on their own. But it is going to taste much better with some dipping sauce.
Try dipping your fried mozzarella sticks with some marinara sauce to give the sticks a sweet tomato taste with a velvety texture as you crunch the mozzarella sticks. If you like some authentic marinara sauce, you can try to make them yourself.
If you are in the mood for some spiciness, add some hot chili sauce to the mozzarella sticks.
Air fried mozzarella sticks are fantastic finger food. I can feel my stomach hungry for some right now. And I’m sure going to make some in a short while. So go ahead and try making some mozzarella sticks yourself in the air fryer. I hope this guide has been useful in providing information on air frying some mozzarella sticks yourself.