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Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Gooey mozzarella cheese inside a cruchy, crispy coating
Servings: 3



  • 5 pieces string cheese
  • Oil for deep frying

For the flour mixture

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper/ red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt

For dipping

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk

For breading

  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Unwraps cheese sticks from pack and cut them in half.
  • Mix all the ingredients for flour mixture in a bowl
  • In another bowl beat egg in milk and keep aside.
  • In a third bowl, mix all the ingredients for breading.
  • First dip the cheese sticks in flour, then egg and then finally breadcrumbs.
  • Freeze these prepared sticks for 20-30 mins.
  • Heat oil for deep frying on medium high flame.
  • Deep fry and serve warm.


* If you cant get string cheese, just cut up the block mozzarella cheese into sticks and use.
* You should be very careful when frying the cheese sticks as there is high chance that the cheese will melt and ooze out into the oil and create a mess. It only takes few minutes to fry them. Just when the breadcrumbs get that light golden color, take them out. Don’t keep in the oil for long.
* The freezing step is important as this will help them stay together better and when its time to fry, it will keep the mozzarella from melting too quickly from the hot oil.
* Fry these sticks in batches, do not overcrowd the oil.
* Serve these warm or else the cheese won’t ooze out and will be hardened.
* You can double dip the cheese in egg and breadcrumbs to make sure that the cheese stick will stay together.