In a shallow bowl or plate, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a second shallow bowl or plate, beat the eggs. In a third shallow bowl of plate, combine the breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning.
Working one at a time, coat the mozzarella sticks in flour, then dip in the beaten eggs and then roll in breadcrumbs to coat.
Dip the mozzarella sticks in the beaten eggs again, and then once again roll in the breadcrumbs to coat.
Place each mozzarella stick on a lined baking tray, and freeze for 30 to 60 minutes.
Preheat air fryer to 390F degrees. Working in batches, cook the mozzarella sticks for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway.
Calories are automatically generated. For best results calculate based on your exact ingredients.
7 minutes was perfect for us.
We tried these with just one coat of egg and breadcrumbs, and while they look a little prettier it's not enough to keep the cheese from oozing out. So make sure you do both layers!
If you spray them with a little bit of oil before putting them in the air fryer, they'll brown up a little more, but I tried it both ways and they were totally fine without it.
These are great for prepping ahead. You can make a bunch and then freeze on a sheet pan. Put them in a gallon ziploc after they are frozen to keep for later.
Serving: 2sticks | Calories: 225kcal
Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks https://www.mamalovesfood.com/air-fryer-mozzarella-sticks