By Ève Martel
Who doesn’t love Mozzarella sticks? Whether you’re looking for quick dinner ideas for tonight or a summer appetizer for a get together, they’ll be a hit. Try this elevated version: in this novel-but-still-easy recipe, the classic sticks get revamped into cubes (read: perfectly golden bites that will melt in your mouth), and the deep fryer is swapped for an air-fryer (for a treat that’s a little bit lighter but equally flavorful and crunchy, and is also easier—and not as messy!—to make).
What’s more, these air-fried Mozzarella Cubes are filled with delicious Mozzarella cheese made with 100% Canadian milk. This tasty and easy recipe is sure to claim the top spot in your favorite appetizers this summer.
- Prep: 7-8 minutes
- Freezing: 60 minutes
- Cooking: 7 - 8 minutes
- 600g (20 oz) Canadian Mozzarella, cut into 12 cubes
- 2 eggs
- 250 ml (1 cup) flour
- 250 ml (1 cup) breadcrumbs
- 15 ml (1 tbsp) garlic powder
- 15 ml (1 tbsp) chili powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Avocado oil spray
- Ranch or marinara sauce, to dip
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Cut the Canadian cheese into 12 cubes.
Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl.
Pour the flour in another shallow bowl.
In a third shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and the spices.
Dip each cube into the flour, the eggs and the breadcrumb mix, then transfer to a plate and freeze for 30 minutes.
Pull the cubes out of the freezer and dip them again into the flour, the eggs and the breadcrumb mix. Freeze for 30 more minutes.
Spray avocado oil on the air fryer basket.
Pull the Mozzarella cubes out of the freezer, set them into the basket and spray them with oil.
Air fry for 7-8 minutes at 375°F/200°C or until the cubes are golden brown.
Serve hot with your choice of dipping sauce.
You can substitute the Mozzarella with other firm Canadian cheeses.
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