Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks


  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon of Grilling Gods Slice of Heaven Rub

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 8 whole milk (or low-fat) mozzarella sticks

  • 1/2 teaspoon milk


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper. Lightly beat the egg & milk in a wide, shallow bowl.

  • Combine the Slice of Heaven rub, and breadcrumbs in a second wide, shallow bowl.

  • Dip a mozzarella stick into the beaten egg and coat it completely. Dip the stick into the bowl with the breadcrumbs and coat completely. This will be messy. It’s okay.

  • Transfer to a wax paper-lined rimmed baking sheet and line them up so they are not touching. Freeze for 1/2 hour minimum, 1 hour maximum.

  • Pull the mozzarella sticks out of the freezer, dip them into the egg and then the breadcrumb mix, and then freeze them for another 1/2 hour minimum, 1 hour maximum.

  • Set your air fryer to 390°F. Place a sheet of aluminum foil in the air fryer basket and add the mozzarella sticks, spray with a nonstick cooking spray. Air fry the mozzarella sticks (in batches if desired or necessary, as space permits) for 6 to 8 minutes until the exterior is golden and crispy.

Dip them in Grilling Gods homemade pizza sauce. Get the recipe HERE

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