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fried mozzarella sticks recipe
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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Stick Bites

Crisp, cheesy fried mozzarella bites that are so addictive! Coated in seasoned croutons and panko and so easy to make!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 1 lb block mozzarella cheese cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup all-purpose
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 5 oz bag seasoned-croutons, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned panko
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • marinara sauce for dipping (optional)
  • parsley garnish


  • In a bowl add flour. Set aside.
  • In another bowl mix together eggs and water until uniform in color. Set aside.
  • In the final bowl mix together crushed croutons and panko. Set aside.
  • Coat the cheese cubes with flour, shaking off excess.
  • Next place the cheese into the egg mixture, allowing the egg mixture to soak into the flour.
  • Remove the cheese from the egg mixture and let excess drip off.
  • Last, place the cheese into the crouton mixture, pressing the mixture into the cheese so every side is completely covered.
  • Once all cheese has been prepped, heat oil in a deep fryer.
  • Fry until golden, about 20 -30 seconds (I always do a test round with 1 or 2 pieces)
  • Let drain on paper towels on a cool rack.
  • Garnish with parsely and serve hot with marinara sauce.