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Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Everyone is obsessed with these ooey gooey homemade mozzarella sticks, breaded with a flavorful coating and fried to a golden perfection.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freeze 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 sticks
Calories 71 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 12-16 String Cheese Sticks
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp Lawrys Seasoning Salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. Unwrap cheese sticks and cut them in half. (tip: unwrap while cheese stick wrappers are still connected and they will all come off at once).

  2. You can use bowls for this next step, but I think using the plastic bags (without a zipper) are less messy and much quicker. (SUGGESTED TIP: I keep a box of these storage bags, without a zipper, on hand at all times. You can use them for so many things!!). In bag #1, toss the flour, paprika and salt. In bag #2, mix the panko, parsley and oregano. In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk together.

  3. Now coat your cheese sticks by first tossing 5 or 6 in your milk bowl for a good soaking. Next, throw them in the flour bag and shake, shake, shake. Put them back in the milk bowl, making sure to coat every side. Finally, toss them around in the panko bag for your final coat.
  4. Place them on a cookie sheet and freeze for 20-30 min.
  5. Heat a few inches of your canola or vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Place sticks, in batches, in the oil and fry until golden brown on all sides (about 30-60 seconds). Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel. Serve immediately with marinara sauce or ranch.

Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.