Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Servings: 24
Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

These Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks are really easy to make and they taste great! Let's get some mozzarella and go to the kitchen.


  • 12 ounces string cheese sticks cut in half (1 package)
  • 1⅓ cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs + 3 tablespoons water, beaten
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


Recipe instructions Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

  1. Step 1

    Place three wide and deep containers one behind the other. Fill the first bowl with flour. In the second bowl, mix the eggs and water using a fork. Put breadcrumbs in the third bowl.

  2. Step 2

    For the breadcrumb mixture, combine the Italian breadcrumbs with the grated parmesan, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.

  3. Step 3

    Dredge each string cheese stick in flour, fully coating it on all sides.

  4. Step 4

    Dip each stick in the egg mixture, letting the excess drip off.

  5. Step 5

    Then, roll each stick in the breadcrumb mixture, fully coating it on all sides.

  6. Step 6

    Dip each stick again in the egg mixture, and then roll again the breadcrumbs.

  7. Step 7

    Transfer the sticks to a lined baking sheet.

  8. Step 8

    Freeze the sticks for 20-30 minutes.

  9. Step 9

    Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven until it reaches 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  10. Step 10

    Drop 4-5 breaded sticks into the oil and fry for about 20 seconds until the breading is crispy and golden brown.

  11. Step 11

    Transfer the mozzarella sticks to a plate or sheet pan lined with paper towel.

  12. Step 12

    Serve immediately with marinara sauce.

Make sure the cheese is well-coated with breadcrumbs to avoid blowouts. Do not skip freezing the mozzarella sticks before frying! Store mozzarella sticks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 109
Fat: 7 g
Carbs: 7 g
Protein: 5 g