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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: 400kcal


  • 16 oz String Cheese
  • 1 ½ cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon Milk
  • Oil for frying
  • Marinara for dipping


  • Fill skillet with a couple inches of oil and heat to 365 degrees.
  • Whisk together milk and egg in a bowl.
  • Add breadcrumbs to a separate bowl.
  • Dip string cheese in egg, then breadcrumbs, then egg again and breadcrumbs again.
  • Deep fry in batches until crust is golden brown, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from fryer and let drain on a paper towel, 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.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE you will love my Easy Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks too!


Calories: 400kcal