Fresh Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Starting with real whole mozzarella really makes these taste so much better than using processed cheese. Great game day recipe!
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 1 Fresh Mozzarella Ball sliced
  • 1 Cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Marinara
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 Cups Vegetable Oil


  • In a small bowl add the eggs and milk.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs together and mix in a separate bowl.
  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees F and maintain the heat.
  • Slice the mozzarella into even slices or buy pre-cut
  • Take one slice of the mozzarella and dip it into the egg mixture on both sides.
  • Take that slice and dip it in the breadcrumb mix.
  • Repeat and do it again, each slice should be double dipped.
  • Place the mozzarella in the oil and cook for 30 seconds on each side.
  • Make sure not to overcook or the cheese will melt out the sides.
  • Take out and drain on paper towel or wire rack.
  • Heat marinara sauce and place on bottom of a plate.
  • Stagger fried mozzarella on top and sprinkle with parmesan.
Keyword Cheesy, game day, Snacks
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1 thought on “Fried Mozzarella Rounds”

  1. 5 stars
    Using fresh motz is so much better and you can cut or choose pre-sliced rounds. Never going back to old string cheese recipe

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