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Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

Tori Cooper
It's about time to learn how to make your very own homemade mozzarella sticks. They're loaded with cheese, coated in panko and shallow pan-fried to golden deliciousness.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 to 6 servings


  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs or you can use chip or cracker crumbs, it's the best!
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • pizza sauce or marinara sauce for serving


  • Cut the cheese into sticks that are about 1/2 inch thick. Whisk together the egg and milk in a small shallow bowl and dip the sticks first into the egg mixture, then the flour, then the egg mixture, and then into the breadcrumbs and turn to coat all sides. Place them all on a plate or tray in the fridge to chill a little while you heat the oil.
  • Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat (alternatively you can use a deep fryer.) Fry a few sticks at a time for 1 - 2 minutes per side, watching carefully if they start to melt into the oil. then remove to paper towel lined plate. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with warm marinara sauce if desired.