Mozzarella Sticks
Mozzarella Sticks
5 from 2 votes
Experience the delight of homemade mozzarella sticks, a crispy, cheesy appetiser perfect for any occasion. Learn how to whip up these crowd-pleasers, dive into their history, and overcome the recipe's complexities with ease.
Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks, those crispy, gooey delights, have long been a beloved appetizer or snack for many. Originating from Italy, where mozzarella cheese reigns supreme, these sticks have made their way into the hearts and stomachs of people worldwide.

Despite their seemingly complex appearance, making homemade mozzarella sticks is surprisingly straightforward, making it an excellent choice for home cooks looking to impress without too much hassle.

With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen skills, you can recreate the magic of restaurant-style mozzarella sticks right in your own kitchen.

The process involves coating sticks of mozzarella cheese in a seasoned breadcrumb mixture before frying them to golden perfection. The result? Crispy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside—a true delight for the senses.

While mozzarella sticks are often enjoyed as an appetizer, they can also make for a fun and satisfying snack any time of day. Whether you’re hosting a gathering with friends or simply craving a comforting treat, these homemade mozzarella sticks are sure to hit the spot.

Expert Tip: For an extra flavor boost, try adding grated Parmesan cheese or a pinch of red pepper flakes to the breadcrumb mixture.


Mozzarella Cheese Block: Mozzarella cheese provides that signature gooey texture when melted inside the crispy coating.

Plain Flour (All-purpose flour): Coating the cheese sticks in flour helps the egg wash adhere better, ensuring a more even coating of breadcrumbs.

Salt: Adds flavor to the flour coating, enhancing the overall taste of the mozzarella sticks.

Garlic Powder: Infuses the flour coating with a subtle garlic flavor, elevating the taste of the final dish.

Eggs: Used to create a binding layer that helps the breadcrumb coating adhere to the cheese sticks.

Breadcrumbs: These provide the crispy outer layer of the mozzarella sticks, adding texture and flavor.

Italian Seasoning: Adds a blend of herbs and spices to the breadcrumb coating, imparting a classic Italian flavor profile to the dish.

Expert Tip: Handle the mozzarella sticks gently when dredging and coating to prevent them from breaking apart.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve hot mozzarella sticks with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Pair with a fresh green salad for a more substantial appetizer or light meal option.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor and visual appeal.

Expert Tip: Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the mozzarella sticks to ensure they cook evenly and develop a crispy exterior.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prevent the cheese from oozing out during frying?

To prevent the cheese from oozing out, make sure to freeze the mozzarella sticks for at least 2 hours before frying. This helps solidify the cheese, creating a barrier that holds its shape during frying.

Can I use other types of cheese for this recipe?

While mozzarella is traditionally used for mozzarella sticks, you can experiment with other semi-soft cheeses like cheddar or Monterey Jack for a different flavor profile.

Can I bake these mozzarella sticks instead of frying them?

Yes, you can bake the mozzarella sticks in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

How should I store leftover mozzarella sticks?

Store any leftover mozzarella sticks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven to maintain their crispiness.

Can I prepare the mozzarella sticks in advance and fry them later?

Yes, you can prepare the mozzarella sticks up to the point of coating them in breadcrumbs, then freeze them on a baking sheet until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or container and fry them straight from the freezer when ready to serve.

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Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella Sticks

by Nabeela Kauser
Experience the delight of homemade mozzarella sticks, a crispy, cheesy appetizer perfect for any occasion. Learn how to whip up these crowd-pleasers, dive into their history, and overcome the recipe's complexities with ease.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 401 kcal


  • 500 g Mozzarella Cheese Block of cheese
  • 50 g Plain Flour All purpose flour
  • 1/2 Salt
  • 1/2 Garlic Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150 g Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning


  • Cut the mozzarella cheese block into 4cm x 1cm thin sticks.
  • Pour the flour into a bowl with salt and garlic powder and mix together.
  • In a separate bowl, crack the eggs and whisk.
  • In a third bowl, pour the breadcrumb and Italian seasoning and mix.
  • Dredge the mozzarella sticks in the flour, shake off any excess flour, then dip into the egg and then press into the breadcrumbs to coat properly.
  • Set aside on parchment paper and freeze for 2 hours.
  • Fill a large pot with vegetable oil and heat up over a medium high heat.
  • Working in batches, fry the mozzarella, turning frequently until it is golden brown, around 2–3 mins. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Fry the sticks until golden brown.
  • Serve hot and enjoy with marinara sauce.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 25gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 727mgPotassium: 147mgFibre: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 648IUVitamin C: 0.01mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 481mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cheese, Food, Kids Snacks, Mozzarella, Party Food, Recipe, Snack
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