Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe -American Special

Homemade mozzarella cheese sticks are ultra crispy on the outside and gooey and melty in the middle. Dip them in marinara sauce or ranch for the ultimate snack or party appetizer!

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Perform Time45 min
  • Total Time1 hr 15 min

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Ingredients :

  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed
  • 1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese sticks

How to Make Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe:


Gather all ingredients.


Whisk water and eggs together in a small bowl. Mix bread crumbs and garlic salt together in a medium bowl. Blend flour and cornstarch together in a third bowl.


Heat oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) in a large, heavy saucepan.


Dredge a mozzarella stick in flour; shake off excess. Dip into egg mixture. Lift up so excess egg drips back in the bowl. Press into bread crumbs to coat. Place breaded mozzarella stick on a plate or wire rack. Repeat with remaining mozzarella sticks.


Use a spider spoon or a pair of tongs to lower 3 to 4 mozzarella sticks into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Repeat to fry remaining mozzarella sticks.


Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.