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Fried Cheese Sticks

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


This Fried Cheese Sticks recipe makes the most delicious homemade mozarella sticks! Warm and gooey cheese stuffed inside a delicious breading. Perfection!


  • 12 Mozzarella string cheese (or other cheese cut in 24 finger size sticks)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1,5-2 cups bread crumbs
  • oil for frying


  1. Cut each cheese strings in half and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours.
  2. In a bowl combine cornstarch and flour.
  3. In the other bowl whisk eggs with olive oil.
  4. Heat the oil for frying (it’s hot enough when a few bread crumbs dropped in starts to bubble- it’s about 350 F)
  5. Dip each cheese stick in the egg mixture and then roll into the flour mixture, dip again back in the egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs until well coated.
  6. Gently transfer into the hot oil and fry until browned but don’t overcook because the cheese will starts leaking out (fry just a few sticks at the time because they browned really quickly and if they start leaking they might stick together)