Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Indulge in the crispy and cheesy goodness of these Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks. A perfect appetizer or snack, these golden-brown delights are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. The combination of Italian-style breadcrumbs and freshly grated Parmesan creates a flavorful coating that perfectly complements the gooey melted mozzarella inside.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks offer a delightful blend of textures with a crunchy exterior and a melty, cheesy interior. They are easy to make, freezer-friendly, and a hit among both kids and adults. Serve them at parties, game nights, or as a satisfying treat for any occasion.


  • 1 1/2 cups Italian-style dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 16-ounce packages mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 4 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil


  1. In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, 1 cup of Parmesan, and salt.
  2. Cut each mozzarella stick in half.
  3. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and dip the cheese sticks into the eggs, coating them completely. Allow excess egg to drip back into the bowl.
  4. Coat the cheese in the breadcrumb mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Repeat the process for a second coating.
  5. Place the cheese sticks on a baking sheet, cover, and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.
  8. Transfer the fried cheese to plates, sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan, and serve.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Kcal: (calories information) | Servings: (number of servings)


Store any leftover Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes for that fresh-from-the-fryer crispiness.

Recipe Tips:

For an extra kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to achieve that perfect golden crust. Serve with marinara sauce or your favorite dipping sauce for an added burst of flavor.

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