Easy Deep Fried Mozzarella Sticks
Fried Mozzarella Sticks are an EASY to make. If I had known how easy fried Mozzarella sticks are to make in my deep fryer, I would have made them years ago.
We all know how important it is to have quick snacks on hand for after school and pretty much any other time the kids are hungry--which is ALWAYS.
I like to have a good selection of healthy snacks on standby, but it's fun to mix things up with sweet treats too.
How to Make Fried Mozzarella Sticks
I had no idea how quickly my kids could chow down an entire bag of string cheese! Seriously... I made them all up in one batch of fried cheese sticks, and they were gone... like that!
What Deep Fryer to Use?
I've been through a few deep fryers on my quest to find what deep fryer to use in my kitchen.
We like the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Deep Fryer because it's sleek looking and does a great job.
In my opinion, this is the best deep fryer home users love. I know I do.
Cheese Sticks Recipe Scratch
I love easy recipes that don't call for a ton of ingredients.
So, for this recipe, all that is required are a couple of eggs, water, plain bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, a tiny bit of crushed red pepper and... string cheese.
You can't have Fried Mozzarella Sticks ingredients without string cheese.
How to Make Mozzarella Sticks
This quick after-school snack was super easy to make. And learning how to make fried mozzarella sticks has never been easier. Before you even get started putting the cheese sticks together, heat up some oil in your fryer. The amount you used depends on the size of your fryer.
Ready to make some Easy Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks?
First, unwrap all the cheese sticks and cut them in half. Mix the eggs with water and the breadcrumbs with seasonings. After that, dip the cheese sticks in the egg mixture, and then coat them with the breadcrumbs.
Easy Mozzarella Sticks Recipe - YUM!
You can make mozzarella sticks from scratch! It's not as difficult as you might think.
Make sure to try to cover the cheese sticks entirely. Repeat the process by dipping the cheese sticks in the eggs mixture and the breadcrumbs a second time, making sure to cover cheese sticks completely.
Easy Hot Appetizers - Deep Fry Mozzarella Sticks
Set the Mozzarella sticks aside as you prepare them, wash your hands to get off all those caked on breadcrumbs (and if you know some trick to avoid this, please share!), and start to fry up those delicious cheese stick snacks a few at a time.
It takes about one minute per batch to cook in the fryer!
Simple Easy Appetizers
If you're preparing these fried cheese sticks in advance, you can freeze them for a few hours before frying.
You'd need to keep them in the fryer a little bit longer, BUT freezing the cheese sticks helps to keep the breadcrumbs in place, so you don't end up with cheese oozing out... which is a possibility if you don't have good breadcrumb coverage.
Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe Scratch
Just freeze them on a parchment paper lined the pan and you're good to go. Either way, these Easy Mozzarella Cheese Stick snacks are out of this world delicious. Ask my kids, because they finished off the whole package!
We served our cheese sticks with a simple marinara sauce, made from freshly canned tomatoes, which is always a winner in my book.
This sauce has such a fresh flavor--it is amazing paired with our homemade pizza dough and meatball pizza--hello!
Easy Fried Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
- Oil for fryer my fryer takes about 2 ½ cups
- 12 package Frigo® Cheese Heads® string cheese
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup water
- 1 ½ cup plain bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Heat oil in the fryer. The amount you will use depends on the size of your fryer. I had a small fryer and used about 2 ½ cups.
- Unwrap all the cheese sticks and cut them in half. Mix the eggs with water and the breadcrumbs with seasonings. After that, dip the cheese sticks in the egg mixture, followed by the breadcrumbs. Make sure to try to cover the cheese sticks entirely. Repeat the process by dipping the cheese sticks in the eggs mixture and the breadcrumbs a second time, covering completely.
We keep our fingers from getting coated by having a dry hand and a wet hand. my kids do well with this too. Or you have 1 person coating in egg then they put in crumbs, without touching the dry. Then the other coats with the crumbs.
If you use egg roll wrappers....it'll keep your cheese from oozing out so too quickly...great tip from Guy Fieri
April J Harris
Love how easy and tasty this recipe is! What a great appetizer or snack, Jessica. Pinned. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.
My teenager loves mozzarella sticks. I so need to make these. Thanks for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky party!
Mother of 3
That does sound simple! I keep saying I'm going to try making them but we have yet to try.
These look so good, I just love Mozzarella Sticks! Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Jessica, your pictures are great! The cheese sticks look delicious, I didn't know they were so easy to make. I never use my deep fryer! Pinning for later. #HomeMattersParty
My kids love fried mozzarella sticks! I will have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
These look absolutely delicious! I'd never thought of making these from scratch. My youngest son LOVES mozzarella sticks, so I'm pinning this recipe for future reference.
Thanks so much for sharing this at the Grace at Home party. I'm featuring you this week!
This looks awesome! I'd love to make them ASAP, but one snag...I don't have a deep fryer! Is there anyway around this?
Thanks for sharing with the imparting grace community!
I use a dutch oven (or a heavy sauce pan) for frying chicken, fries, and i don't see a problem doing the same with these.
Love this! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and get a chance to be featured!
April J Harris
Your Easy Fried Mozzarella Sticks look really delicious - perfect for an appetizer or snack. I love the idea of freezing them before frying. Pinned. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.
We love Mozzarella sticks. These are so good.
These look amazing. I have never tried to make them homemade but, after seeing how easy. I need to. My teen will love these. Pinned to try. Thanks for the recipe.
Yeah it has all that but how much does it make?Hmmmmm?
First time visitor here. But I already fell in love with what you have here!
Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. How creative!. It is so delicious. I love fried foods. I'm going to try it now. Thanks for sharing it with us ?
Love mozzarella sticks, going to try them today. It sounds very easy, this is how I fry chicken, hmmmm already tasting them. Thanks for sharing.
I love Mozzarella Sticks. But, I use the blocks of Mozzarella and cut them into sticks.
I used this recipe when I made them last week. It is so good.
But, I just bought an Air Fryer, and I'm wondering if you would know how long to cook
the sticks in one of these? Or if you've ever tried them in one?
Thanks for sharing!
I haven't, but would love to hear if others have!
I also have an Air Fryer and My recipe calls for preparing your stick as described, place on a cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours.. to cook, preheat air fryer to 400 F for 3 minutes, place in basket in single layer, cook for 12 minutes, flip after 6 minutes. they will be hot so allow to cool for a few minutes.before eating. Experiment with your fryer as not all makes cook at the same rate, better to be a bit under cooked than burned.
These look absolutely awesome. Not only my kids but also I love fried mozzarella sticks! I will have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Should you start with FROZEN cheese sticks?
I haven't, but you could. I imagine you would need to add cooking time.