How do you make mozzarella sticks? This recipe starts with sticks of string cheese, that I used to pack in my kids lunch boxes before COVID happened and they went to school.

Instead of getting a whole block of Mozzarella cheese, I felt this is easier since they are already cut the size I want them. You can make them smaller by cutting in half.

Mozzarella Sticks

This classic appetizer consists of sticks of mozzarella cheese that are coated in seasoned Italian breadcrumbs. Here is how to enjoy your fav restrautant appetizer at home.
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 pieces


  • 6 Mozzarella Sticks Frozen
  • Corn oil for frying

Bowl 1

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 TSP Salt

Bowl 2

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TSP White Vinegar

Bowl 3

  • ½ Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Cup Panko Crumbs
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • ½ TBSP Italian Spices


  • Place the Mozzarella sticks in the freezer for one hour before making this recipe.
  • Prepare your dredging bowls to make this a quick and easy process.
  • For the first bowl mix together flour and salt.
  • For the second bowl, mix together eggs and white vinegar.
  • For the third bowl, mix bread crumbs, panko crumbs, salt and spices.
  • Dip the sticks in the flour bowl, then the egg bowl, and the bread bowl
  • I like to give them an extra crunch so dip again in the egg bowl and coat with the breading for a second time
  • Fry on medium heat until the crumbs are golden and the cheese is melted



If you feel that the cheese is melting before the crumbs turn golden, place your cheese sticks in the freezer for 10 minutes before frying. 
Keyword Cheese sticks, Mozzarella sticks