Irresistible Crispy Goodness: Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks


If you’re a fan of ooey-gooey cheese and crispy, golden-brown exteriors, then get ready to fall in love with Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks. These delectable appetizers are a perfect combination of melty mozzarella and crunchy breadcrumbs, making them an instant crowd-pleaser. Whether served as an indulgent snack or a delightful party treat, these mozzarella sticks are sure to vanish within seconds. So, let’s dive into the ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and some valuable tips to create a batch of Fried Mozzarella Sticks that will leave everyone craving for more.


  • 12 sticks of mozzarella cheese, cut into 3-inch long pieces
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (Italian or Panko)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Preparing the Mozzarella Sticks

  • Cut the mozzarella cheese into 3-inch long sticks, making sure they are of equal size to ensure even frying.
  • Place the mozzarella sticks in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. Chilling them will help the cheese hold its shape during frying.

Step 2: Setting Up the Breading Station

  • In three separate shallow dishes, prepare the breading station.
  • In the first dish, add the all-purpose flour.
  • In the second dish, beat the eggs until well combined.
  • In the third dish, mix the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper.

Step 3: Breading the Mozzarella Sticks

  • Remove the mozzarella sticks from the freezer.
  • One at a time, coat each mozzarella stick in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Dip the flour-coated stick into the beaten eggs, ensuring it is fully coated.
  • Finally, roll the stick in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs gently to adhere to the cheese. Repeat this process for all the mozzarella sticks.

Step 4: Frying the Mozzarella Sticks

  • In a deep, heavy-bottomed skillet or pot, pour enough vegetable oil to have about 2 inches of oil in the pan.
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C).
  • Carefully drop a few mozzarella sticks into the hot oil, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Fry them for about 2-3 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried mozzarella sticks from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

Step 5: Serving and Enjoying

  • Serve the Fried Mozzarella Sticks immediately, while the cheese is gooey and warm.
  • Serve with marinara sauce for dipping and enjoy the crispy, cheesy goodness!

Tips for Perfect Fried Mozzarella Sticks:

  1. Use mozzarella sticks that are specifically meant for frying. These sticks have a lower moisture content, which prevents excessive cheese leakage during frying.
  2. To avoid the mozzarella sticks from sticking to the plate during freezing, line the plate with parchment paper or wax paper.
  3. Don’t overcrowd the frying pan or pot to ensure even browning and crispy results.
  4. If you prefer, you can also bake the mozzarella sticks in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. For an extra cheesy experience, you can double coat the mozzarella sticks in the egg and breadcrumb mixture.


Indulge in the irresistible combination of melted mozzarella and crispy breadcrumbs with Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks—a perfect appetizer or party treat that will leave your taste buds singing. Follow the step-by-step instructions, incorporate the valuable tips, and enjoy every bite of this delectable snack. Whether served as a game-day treat or a delicious appetizer, Fried Mozzarella Sticks are sure to be a hit. So, gather your ingredients, heat up that oil, and get ready to savor the crispy, cheesy goodness of these irresistible bites.

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