The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Mozzarella Sticks

4.79 Mitt(s) 43 Rating(s)43 votes, average: 4.79 out of 543 votes, average: 4.79 out of 543 votes, average: 4.79 out of 543 votes, average: 4.79 out of 543 votes, average: 4.79 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

8
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

You haven’t eaten fried mozzarella sticks until you’ve tried these mozzarella sticks, breaded with light, crispy Panko bread crumbs. Pay attention to the breading process—you can repeat it with zucchini spears, sweet potato sticks, chicken tenders, raw shrimp. Anything that needs breading. Panko crumbs for President!

Ingredients

  • 16 pieces String Cheese, Removed From Wrappers
  • ½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
  • Marinara Sauce, For Dipping
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs

Preparation

Slice string cheese pieces in half, for a total of 32 pieces.

Place flour in a small bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk.

In another separate bowl, combine panko bread crumbs with parsley flakes.

TO ASSEMBLE: One by one, roll mozzarella sticks in flour, then dunk in egg/milk mixture, then place in panko crumbs. Use your hand to sweep crumbs all over the mozzarella stick. Gently remove and place on a tray or cookie sheet. Repeat until all mozzarella sticks are coated.

***Place tray in freezer for 20 to 30 minutes to flash freeze.***

TO COOK: Heat 1 1/2 inches canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add mozzarella sticks 8 at a time. Watch closely and turn over to evenly brown, cooking less than 2 minutes. Do not allow cheese to bubble and leak.

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.

Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce.

24 Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of nikkicheairs

nikkicheairs on 5.11.2011

I prepared theses yesterday and they were an absolute hit! Though I already knew it would be. Ree’s recipes are always fabulous! Thank you, Ree!

Profile photo of tiastout

tiastout on 11.11.2010

I love Mozzarella sticks! Now I can make them for myself and don’t have to go buy them! thank you so much!

Profile photo of nikkiij

nikkiij on 11.11.2010

I made these last night and they came out great. I will admit I had to double coat with egg and panko(as it did not appear to coat well the first time). I believe the flash freeze technique is what holds these together. Nonetheless they came out delish!
Thanks for an awesome quick recipe!

Profile photo of tlfaria

tlfaria on 7.13.2010

Just made these last weekend for my son’s birthday dinner appetizer and they turned out incredible! So easy and so good! The kids are already asking for them again! Thank you!

Profile photo of scrapperjade

scrapperjade on 7.7.2010

Oh, and I was taking them out of the oil with metal tongs… which punctured some of the sticks causing them to leak onto the paper… next time I’ll use a slotted spoon to carefully take them out!

43 Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Cookingwithmymum

Cookingwithmymum on 7.1.2019

They were amazing we didnt really coat them fully as some had holes where cheese was leaking out but once we had them cooled off a bit and the cheese didnt melt off they were great :)

Profile photo of Tracey Pedroza

Tracey Pedroza on 2.4.2017

Love this easy recipe. I double coated mine and froze them. I had no leakage. Absolutely perfect!

Profile photo of Julie

Julie on 10.3.2014

I made these and they came out fantastic! I have tried a couple mozzarella stick recipes in the past, and none of them ever came out with such restaurant quality. I definitely think using the string cheese and freezing the prepared sticks before frying is the winning combination. I also crushed my panko breadcrumbs up a bit since they weren’t sticking to the egg wash very well, which I think helped. I froze mine for a couple hours before frying and there was no leakage. Preparation takes a bit of time and is somewhat messy – but its totally worth it. Especially since you can just freeze the sticks for future use whenever you want. You could totally use regular bread crumbs in place of panko.

Profile photo of aggieheather

aggieheather on 5.13.2013

I followed instructions and added some salt to the panko mixture and it worked like a charm. I also fried up some avocados that were great.

Profile photo of Liz

Liz on 2.25.2012

I’ve made these several times and they’re always perfect! I love cheese sticks from restaurants and have tried to make them myself before with very little luck, but these are just fabulous. If I could, I would eat these every day!

Related Recipes

Fried Zucchini
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Appetizers
These scrumptiously good Fried Zucchini Sticks are made in a just...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Sausage Rolls
Profile Photo by Beth Pierce in Appetizers
These amazing Sausage Rolls are made easy using ready to bake...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 24 Level: Easy


Corn Fritters
Profile Photo by Krystle in Appetizers
Ultra crispy on the outside with the sweet flavor of corn...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 7 Level: Easy


Zucchini Cheese Breadsticks
Profile Photo by Chanda | My Farmhouse Table in Appetizers
Simple and easy Zucchini Cheese Breadsticks that are Keto and low...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Spiced Meat with Pine Nuts and Hummus
Profile Photo by Lindsay @ FunnyLoveBlog in Appetizers
The most deliciously seasoned ground beef or lamb with pine nuts...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy