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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks


Deep fried mozzarella cheese, made with mozzarella cheese sticks and seasoned bread crumbs.


  • 1 pound Mozzarella cheese, cut into sticks or cubes
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • vegetable shortening or oil, for frying


In a deep fryer or deep Dutch oven, melt about 2 to 3 inches of oil or vegetable shortening over high heat; continue to heat until temperature reaches 365;.

Place the flour in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Beat the eggs in bowl. Place the seasoned bread crumbs in another shallow bowl or pie plate. One at a time, roll each mozzarella cube or stick in the flour, dip in the eggs, then coat thoroughly with the bread crumbs. Set on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.

pieces cubes until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm.

Spear cubes or sticks with decorative toothpicks, if desired.
Makes 24 to 36 small pieces.
Serve with purchased or Homemade Pizza Sauce, or marinara sauce.

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