Mozzarella Bites

Appetizers · Recipes · December 27, 2017

Fried Mozzarella Balls recipe - these bite-size snacks are delicious, easy and perfect for any party served with marinara.

Have I mentioned how much we love appetizers in my family?? 😉 This next recipe is one my sister, Kellyn, tried out. For years she’s always been the one to make Mozzarella Sticks (stay tuned for that recipe next week), but she wanted to change things up and decided to make some Fried Mozzarella Bites instead. Sticks? Bites? We weren’t complaining. We’re a family that loves cheese, so we knew they would be a hit! And they were!

Best of all, these fried Mozzarella bites were super easy to make. My sister made them just like we make our Fried Zucchini, but they can also be baked. You can use Marinated Mozzarella Balls or Mozzarella Pearls for the cheese. We used the latter since that is all we could find. They were small, but they turned out great and were so delicious.

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Fried Mozzarella Balls recipe - these bite-size snacks are delicious, easy and perfect for any party served with marinara.

We, of course, served these with Marinara Sauce (our favorite mozzarella sticks dipping sauce) that we found from the store. The only problem we had with these Mozzarella Bites were that they were so perfectly “bite-size” that it was too easy to eat 20! LOL!

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Mozzarella Bites

Fried Mozzarella Balls recipe - these bite-size snacks are delicious, easy and perfect for any party served with marinara.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
FREEZE 2 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 package string cheese
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tsp Italian seansoning
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • Marinara Sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Cut string cheese into 1" pieces

  2. Prepare coating process by pouring milk in a bowl and setting aside. Put 1 cup flour in a plastic bag and in another bag add 2 cups panko, mixed with seasonings.
  3. Place cheese in milk, one handful at a time.
  4. Toss into your flour bag and shake well.
  5. Put cheese back into your milk bowl and coat completely.
  6. Toss in panko bag and shake until evenly coated.
  7. Place mozzarella bites on a plate or in a bag and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  8. Heat up oil on medium heat. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Be sure to take them out of the oil before they get too hot or cheese will ooze out of breading.
  9. Serve warm with marinara sauce. ENJOY!
Fried Mozzarella Bites recipe - these mini appetizers are delicious, easy and perfect for any party served with marinara.

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    Gina

    Ummm – yeah – I’ll be right over!!!!! I have a serious love for appetizers like this- fried stuff with cheese- move over because I’m not sharing. WOW these look so good. I know what I’m making every single weekend – even if there isn’t football on 🙂 Thank you!!

      Lil' Luna

      You’re so sweet, Gina! I would LOVE it if you were actually close enough to come right over. Wouldn’t that be awesome?! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

    Carrie

    These look delicious, tasty and super easy. Great idea to freeze them before frying!

      Lil' Luna

      I think you’ll LOVE them!! Let me know if you try them out. 🙂

    Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    These are looking quite mouth watering, Kristyn! I actually already have all of the ingredients on hand… so looks like we’re going to make these for a Friday night kind of snack! (=

    Averie @ Averie Cooks

    So adorable, so poppable, and I bet so good! pinned

    Mila Furman

    Awesome recipe girly! Will definitely make for a game day one of these days!

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you!! They are so good – you’ll love them! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    Lindsey

    I froze mine for 2 hours and then tried to fry them and they all melted!

    Michele

    These look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them.

    Do you see any problem with freezing them overnight? I was thinking of making these this weekend for a Super Bowl gathering, but would really like to have the bulk of the work done ahead of time.

    Kia

    I love this recipe the only thing I did different was deep fry them in a dryer set to 360 degrees for about 90seconds-2minutes perfect!!

      Lil' Luna

      Glad you liked them!! Deep frying is a great idea. 😉

      Lexy

      Kia – what is a “dryer”?

        Kia

        Lexi- Was obviously a typo. Dryer should be fryer

    brenda lawrence

    oh my goodness, Kristyn…this is the best recipe site I have ever seen…just wish I could save the recipes…but I am not very good on the computer…I am so hungry now…and only looked at the soups and the appetizers…lol…you are doing an awesome job…just hope I can find your site again….Keep up the good work, you are doing great…and this is coming from a 50 something year old woman !!!

      Lil' Luna

      Awe, you are so sweet!! Thanks so much for saying that! You can PIN the recipes, if you have pintrest, that way you can save them or print them & make your collection of recipes to try 🙂 I hope you like the ones you try!

    sandy_of_wv

    I read recipe – I have “?”
    listed in ingredients… 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs -but- in instructions… stated 1 cup panko
    What happened to the other cup?

      Kristyn Merkley

      Oops, sorry! Will need to fix that. Just keep it the 2 cups. Really, it doesn’t need to be exact. The more the better for me 🙂 Hope that helps!

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