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Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Fried mozzarella sticks are so stinkin’ yummy! Everybody knows that. But, not everybody knows how easy they are to make in your very own kitchen. No more waiting until you go out for a night on the town to enjoy the ooey-gooey, crunchiness that makes fried mozzarella sticks so awesome. That little tidbit of information certainly makes the world a better place doesn’t it?

“How easy are they?”  So easy that my 11 year old daughter made them a few nights ago! (Nobody panic; I was in the kitchen the whole time.)

We didn’t use an actual “recipe” so the measurements won’t be exact, but I don’t think you’ll have any problem making it work for you.


12 string cheese sticks

about 1 cup (use more or less as needed) Italian seasoned bread crumbs (or add seasonings to plain bread crumbs)

1 egg, beaten

about 1 cup all-purpose flour

oil for frying


  • Unwrap the cheese sticks (of course!) and cut each stick in half so that you now have 24 shorter sticks.
  • Place flour, egg, and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls.
  • Dip a cheese stick into the Flour, Egg, and then the Breadcrumbs (always in that order – remember the abbreviation for the month of February)
  • Place breaded cheese stick onto a cookie sheet (we covered the cookie sheet with waxed paper to prevent sticking)
  • Continue this process until all cheese sticks are breaded.
  • Flash freeze for about 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat the oil. You can use as much or as little as you’d like as long as the cheese sticks will be covered. I didn’t check the temp of the oil, but you can tell if it’s ready by flicking a small amount of flour into the oil – if it sizzles, it’s ready.
  • Carefully place a few cheese sticks into the hot oil. (How many you put in at a time will depend on the size of your skillet. Be careful not to overcrowd as it’ll cause your mozzarella sticks to be soggy.) Adjust temp as needed during cooking.
  • Cook them until they’re golden-brown and crunchy.
  • Transfer to a wire cooling rack or a paper towel covered plate.
  • Serve with marinara sauce.

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.

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4 Responses to Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks

  1. Simple Hacks Living January 29, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    They are yummy! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

  2. Adrian August 22, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    Anytime I’ve ever made homemade cheesesticks they would ooze the cheese right out but I never froze them after being battered! I’m gonna try this and see if I can keep the cheese inside:)

  3. Tonia April 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Oh yum! I love cheese sticks. Definitely need to try these.

    • Candy April 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

      You definitely should! Let us know how they turn out. 🙂

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