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Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks


Fried cheese sticks are a delicious and classic appetizer that is coated in batter and deep-fried till golden brown and crispy! They are the perfect party snack to pair homemade marinara sauce! Follow this recipe and learn how to quickly and easily make them in your own kitchen.

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These Homemade Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks are a great appetizer and finger food for the whole family to enjoy. I like to make a larger batch of them and serve for days to come.

The combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheese string sticks adds much flavor to them. Also, the panko crumbs topping and the flour mixture give them that irresistible and crispy coating. And when you dip them into a homemade marinara sauce, you know you have a winner! Every bite is pure heaven, that both kids and adults love!

We love snacking on them all the time and are favorite when it comes to lunch boxes. This time we transformed our favorite snack into one of the easiest and most delicious appetizers and finger foods!

Enjoy them as a short snack, during game days, or super bowl. The sticks are delicious and can be easily made in advance and stored for later.


1 1/2 cups dry Italian breadcrumbs

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1 1/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1 teaspoon salt

2 packages (16 ounces) mozzarella sticks

4 large eggs, beaten to blend

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil


In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, 1 cup Parmesan cheese and salt.

Cut each mozzarella stick in half.

Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl and dip the cheese sticks into the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip into the bowl. Coat the cheese in the breadcrumb mixture, tapping to adhere and coat completely. Repeat dipping the cheese sticks in the egg and breadcrumb mixture to coat a second time. Place cheese sticks on a baking sheet, cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer fried cheese to plates. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and serve.

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