A Delicious and Gooey Croquette Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

It's hard to turn down golden mozzarella sticks, and when you combine them with tater tots, you get one of the most irresistible snacks ever. Check out the easy to make croquette mozzarella sticks recipe that your friends and family will love and enjoy the snack!

Fried mozzarella sticks are always a fan favorite, and they are an easy to make treat for those times you want a quick snack. Like always, the folks at Tasty found a way to make something good even better with a recipe that combines mozzarella sticks and tater tots – introducing the Croquette Mozzarella Sticks. The easy-to-make snack is a great starter for meals and also a delicious treat for lounging in front of the TV on the weekend. Enjoy!

Source: Tasty

for 24 servings

- 2 lb (910 g) russet potato, peeled and quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
- ½ cup (55 g) grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
- 4 large eggs, beaten, divided
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 12 sticks mozzarella cheese, halved crosswise
- 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (115 g) plain breadcrumbs
- oil, for frying
- marinara sauce, for serving
- fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

1. Add the potatoes to a large pot with enough cold water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes.
2. Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until there are no large chunks left.
3. Add the garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese, 1 beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
4. Take a spoonful of potatoes and form into a patty.
5. Place a cheese stick in the middle and wrap the potato around the cheese until it is evenly covered.
6. Arrange the formed croquettes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.
7. Place the flour, 3 remaining eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls. Dredge the croquettes in the flour, shaking off any excess; then dredge in the egg and the bread crumbs.
8. Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 350°F (180°C). Fry the croquettes for 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
9. Transfer the croquettes to a wire rack set over paper towels to drain the excess oil.
10. Let cool for a few minutes as they will be HOT.
11. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley and serve with marinara sauce alongside.
12. Enjoy!