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Homemade Mozzarella Sticks with String Cheese

Making homemade mozzarella sticks with string cheese is easy because the cheese is already perfect portioned! Just bread and deep fry to perfection!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 533kcal


  • 1 Tall sided skillet


  • 16 ounces string cheese
  • 1 ½ cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Oil for frying
  • Marinara for dipping


  • Fill a tall-sided heavy skillet with a couple of inches of oil and heat to 365 degrees.
  • Whisk together milk and egg in a bowl.
  • Add breadcrumbs to a separate bowl.
  • Dip mozzarella string cheese in the beaten eggs, then breadcrumbs, then add a second coating by dipping the cheese sticks in the egg mixture again and breadcrumbs again.
  • Deep fry the coated mozzarella sticks in batches until the crust is golden brown, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from fryer and let drain on paper towels, then serve with marinara sauce.


The cheese will melt fast so don't worry about the short fry time. If you over fry it the cheese will be too melted and unruly.
Tip: To prevent the breadcrumbs from getting clumpy in the bowl I don't add the full amount right away. I keep adding fresh crumbs as I'm breading the sticks.
It is best to use a vegetable oil with a high smoke point for frying. I use canola oil. 
Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container. They are best reheated slowly in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted. 
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE you will love my Easy Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks too!


Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1527mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg