From-Frozen Mozzarella Sticks


  • 8 pieces frozen mozzarella sticks, 1-ounce
  • 1 ounce shredded Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup
  • Set the machine to Air Fry. Set the temperature to 375°F and the time to 8 Minutes (which will be a little more than you need). Press Start.
  • When the machine beeps, indicates Add Food, or is heated to the proper temperature, lay the frozen mozzarella sticks in a single layer in the basket or on the tray. There should also be at least 1/2 inch of space around each stick. Use separate trays or work in batches as necessary.
  • Air-fry undisturbed for 2 Minutes. Ignore any Turn Food indicator and increase the machine’s temperature to 400°F. Top each stick with 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan.
  • Continue air-frying, undisturbed and again ignoring any Turn Food indicator, until the shredded cheese on each stick has melted and even browned a bit and the stick’s bready coating is visibly crispy, about 4 minutes, maybe longer. If you’ve used multiple trays, swap them top to bottom after air-frying for 2 minutes, then continue cooking until visibly crispy, about 4 minutes in all.
  • Turn off the machine. Use a nonstick-safe spatula to transfer the sticks to a fine-mesh wire rack. Cool for 2 or 3 Minutes before serving.
  • The mozz sticks can sit at room temperature for about 30 Minutes before the cheese begins to firm up too much. They don’t store well as leftovers. But to refresh any that have cooled to room temperature, heat them a single layer in a 350°F air fryer for about 1 minute.
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