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Homemade mozzarella sticks in a pan lined with parchment paper
45Total Time
4Prep Time
5Bake Time

Mozzarella Sticks

Quick and easy
  • Vegetarian

About our Mozzarella Sticks recipe:

Ditch the takeaway and opt for a fake-away for dinner. We have the perfect side to accompany your homemade pizza - gooey, indulgent mozzarella dippers.

This recipe uses up leftover stale slices of bread, and couldn't be simpler to make. The best bit about this recipe is that you reduce your food waste by using your leftovers, and you save pennies, too! 

If you can handle the heat, these mozzarella dippers go perfectly with our ginger and chilli jam recipe.

45Total Time
4Prep Time
5Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Slice the mozzarella block into 2cm thick strips and gently dab dry with kitchen towelling. Leave to sit on a clean sheet of kitchen paper for a few minutes to absorb any excess liquid.

  2. Step 2:

    Place the flour, paprika and salt on to a plates and mix together with your hands. Place the breadcrumbs on a separate plate and crack the eggs into a clean bowl and beat them.

  3. Step 3:

    Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper and keep to one side.

  4. Step 4:

    Dip the mozzarella sticks in the paprika flour, followed by the egg and then the breadcrumbs, ensuring that the cheese is evenly covered.

  5. Step 5:

    Line the mozzarella up on the baking tray and place in the freezer.

  6. Step 6:

    Once frozen, remove the stick and place them in a freezer bag to save room.

  7. Step 7:

    When it comes to cooking the sticks, fill a saucepan 2/3 full with oil and heat until it reaches 180°C (a good tester is to dip the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil, if the oil is bubbling around the spoon then it is ready)

  8. Step 8:

    Remove the sticks from the freezer and place carefully straight in to the oil, frying for 4-5 minutes until golden in colour, then remove and place on kitchen paper to drain any excess oil.

  9. Step 9:

    Allow to cool a little before serving.

  10. Step 10:

    A delicious serving suggestion is with a bowl of spicy tomato salsa.


    • 400g Fresh mozzarella (block)
    • 3 tbsp Plain flour
    • 2 Eggs (medium) (beaten)
    • 100g Breadcrumbs
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 2 tsp Paprika
    • 2 tsp Oregano
    • 1 ltr Oil (for frying)
    • 230g Tomato salsa


  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Plates
  • Wooden spoon
  • Freezer bag
  • Kitchen paper
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Tongs or slotted spoon (to remove fried items)

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