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Mozzarella Sticks (gluten-free)

Gluten-free panko mozzarella sticks made in the air fryer
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, appetizers, gluten-free, mozzarella sticks
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 15 mozzarella sticks
Author Crystal


  • air fryer


  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Slice mozzarella cheese into 1/2 inch thick sticks.
  • Dip the cheese sticks into flour and place them on a baking sheet; set aside flour for later. Freeze for 1 hour.
  • Combine panko crumbs, chopped parsley, salt, and garlic powder in a shallow dish.
  • Whisk eggs and water together in a separate shallow dish.
  • Coat the frozen cheese sticks in flour again, then the egg, followed by the panko crumbs.
  • Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray. Lay mozzarella sticks on the basket.
  • Air fry at 400° for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately and enjoy!