2 (16-ounce) blocks pasteurized mozzarella cut into 4 by 1/2-inch sticks
4 large eggs, beaten to blend
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 cups Marinara Sauce, recipe follows
Stir the bread crumbs, 1 cup of Parmesan and 1 teaspoon of salt in a medium
bowl to blend. Dip the cheese in the eggs to coat completely and allow the
excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the cheese in the bread crumb
mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the cheese sticks on a
baking sheet. Repeat dipping the cheese sticks in the egg and bread crumb
mixture to coat a second time. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours
and up to 2 days.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, fry
the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer the fried
cheese to plates. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve with the
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