1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 sticks of mozzarella string cheese, cut in half
8 small jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise, stems and seeds removed
16 wonton wrappers
bowl of water
1 egg, beaten
oil for frying
Step 1 – Combine the panko, salt and garlic powder together in a bowl.
Step 2 – Place one piece of mozzarella, in one half of a jalapeno, place both in a wonton wrapper. Dip your finger in the water and run along the edges of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper around the mozzarella so that it is completely closed. Dip into the egg. Dredge in the panko mixture to coat completely.
Step 3 – Repeat #2 with remaining ingredients.
Step 4 – In a large pot heat 1 inch of oil to 350 degrees. Fry mozzarella sticks, in batches if necessary, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve.