Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Blog, Bready or Not, cheese galore, side dish | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

Hot, melted cheese is one of the finest things in life. Add some flavor oomph and you have the perfect yumminess to stuff in your face.

Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

The concept is simple: freeze cheese sticks. Wrap them in egg roll wrappers. Apply seasoning. Bake. Devour.

Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

To boost this to another level, I recommend jalapeno mozzarella sticks. I was a little worried they might be too hot, but it turned out the flavor was very mild. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE CHEESE STICK.

Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

The wrapping process is pretty easy. It gives directions on the back of the egg roll wrap package. However, don’t be like me and forget to brush water on the edges. (I think that’s why my wrappers leaked cheese. This can be categorized as a fantastic problem, because I then had to eat puddles of seasoned cheese off the aluminum foil. Darn.)

Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

Modified from Carlsbad Cravings. First posted by me at the Holy Taco Church.

Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

Bready or Not: Chili Lime Mozzarella Sticks

These dressed-up mozzarella cheese sticks are delicious hot or cold!

  • 24 mozzarella sticks (regular or jalapeno)
  • 20ish egg roll wrappers (only 21-22 come in a pack, so count your wrappers and maybe double stick some rolls)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Chili Lime Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder or flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Unwrap mozzarella sticks and freeze for 1-2 hours. Do this on wax paper so they don't stick.

Whisk together the chili lime olive oil ingredients in a small bowl while the oven preheats to 400 degrees.

Wrap your sticks. Follow the directions on the package or you can Google it. Be gentle so you don't tear the thin pastry, and do remember to brush water on the edges so that it seals. Note that you likely won't have 24 wrappers in the pack, so count them and be prepared to eat some naked cheese or do some double-wrapped versions.

Place the wrapped cheese on a baking rack placed on a foil-lined baking sheet. Stir the seasonings again (the spices will settle) and then brush the oil all over the cheese sticks. Use up all that good stuff.

Bake for 15 minutes at 400-degrees. Adjust the rack and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until golden, then flip them to broil the other side.

Eat up! They are amazing fresh--dip them in the oil in the pan. Serve with salsa or guac. Also, these things are amazing cold out of the fridge, if you happen to have any leftover.

OM NOM NOM!