Friday, January 28, 2011

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

When I first married I remember watching the Food Network all the time. I watched everything from Barefoot Contessa to Everyday Italian. I was still learning recipes and what you could actually make on your own. It had to be one of the first Superbowl's as a married couple that I tried to make all the football faves as a special present to my husband. 

The menu consisted of wings, little meatball parmesan hoagies. Then I saw on "Everyday Italian" a way to make your own mozzarella sticks. I was definitely on board to make something I thought you could only buy in the frozen food section. It was a great recipe for a young cook. Since the Big Game is upon us I was looking through some old print outs and found my attempt at this which went extremely well. Something everyone should try as a fun snack to watch a great football game.

Mozzarella Sticks (Giada De Laurentis)


  • 1 1/2 cups Italian-style dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (16-ounce) blocks pasteurized mozzarella cut into 4 by 1/2-inch sticks
  • 4 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 cups Marinara Sauce, recipe follows


Stir the bread crumbs, 1 cup of Parmesan and 1 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl to blend. Dip the cheese in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the cheese in the bread crumb mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the cheese sticks on a baking sheet. Repeat dipping the cheese sticks in the egg and bread crumb mixture to coat a second time. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours and up to 2 days.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the cheese until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer the fried cheese to plates. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve with Marinara Sauce.


  1. I got rid of cable b/c I'm addicted to the Food Network! These look wayyyyyyyyyyy too good!

  2. Who doesn't love a good mozzarella stick? That is a beautiful picture. Looks so good!

  3. Looks awesome! Will this work with tofu?

  4. I'm also a Food Network junkie ... and the Cooking channel ... and every news channel junkie! :)

    Thank you for sharing a recipe for Mozza sticks - one of my fave snacks!

  5. Why do you have do dip&coat the cheese sticks twice?

  6. Dipping and coating it twice get's the perfect crust I find. Once you do it you'll see what I mean...

  7. Excellent tip about freezing them. I've never frozen them before and lets just say my results weren't nearly as pretty as yours!! They look amazing and I know we'll be making these soon!

  8. Yummy recipe and lovley presentation! Thank you for sharing ^_^

  9. Thanks Rosy! I'll try it. Oh, and I love your blog, btw :)

  10. That looks amazingly delicious! Love the presentation and photos!

  11. this looks wonderful. i've never tried doing this at home.

  12. Home made mozzarella sticks blow the ones you get out at restaurants away! I just recently made my own mozzarella sticks and I was in heaven! Thanks for posting this one.

  13. wow this looks amazing!! i love your blog! thanks for your comment on mine :)

  14. I don't think my kids have ever had mozzarella sticks! I remember discovering them when I was in college and couldn't get enough. Love it!! Never thought of making them myself.

  15. These look amazing!! Ughh I need them.

  16. I think you could start anywhere with these! Saving them. Love them. Got to try them.

  17. These are definitely something I have to try. I don't eat them often but if I am going to do it eating homemade ones has to be at least a little better for me!


  18. Your mozzarella sticks look wonderful!!

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