Is a party even a party without good snacks? These cheese sticks are exactly what your next get together needs.
8ouncesmozzarella style cheese (such as Daiya or Miyoko's)
1/2cupunflavored almond milk
1cupseasoned panko breadcrumbsor you can use chip or cracker crumbs, it's the best! (Use gluten free if needed)
salt and pepper to taste
pizza sauce or marinara sauce for serving
Cut the cheese into sticks that are about 1/2 inch thick. Pour the milk into a small shallow bowl and dip the sticks first into the milk, then the flour, then the milk again, and then into the breadcrumbs and turn to coat all sides. Place them all on a plate or tray in the fridge to chill a little while you heat the oil. (It's best to keep them as cold as possible so they don't melt too much while frying)
Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat (alternatively you can use a deep fryer.) Fry a few sticks at a time for 1 - 2 minutes per side, watching carefully if they start to melt into the oil. then remove to paper towel lined plate. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with warm marinara sauce if desired.