I tried making homemade mozzarella sticks tonight for the first time. They were 4 on a scale to 10, but I know how I would improve them next time.
First, my technique. I dredged cold kid-lunch style cheese sticks in a mixture of flour & corn starch. Then dipped in egg and finally into breadcrumbs. Fried for a few minutes in canola oil and then onto a paper towel to cool.
Here are the improvements that I should make for next time:
much more flavoring is needed. Restaurants must add a lot of salt.
maybe a double layer of egg/breadcrumbs?
they dont need to fry long at all
hotter oil would probably get the outside crisper without melting the inside too fast.