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recipe for deep fried mozzarella sticks

Chicken Fried Mozzarella Sticks

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  • Author: Jess Pryles
  • Yield: 10 pieces 1x



10 mozzarella sticks

¾ cup plain flour

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

¾ cup buttermilk

46 dashes of hot sauce

1 egg

Vegetable oil for frying


  1. If necessary, peel cheese from individual wrappers, place in a bag and freeze until solid, at least two hours.
  2. Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl large enough to fit the cheese stick in horizontally.
  3. Place buttermilk, hot sauce and egg in another bowl of similar size, beat to combine ingredients.
  4. Preheat oil in saucepan over high heat. You want to ultimately get it to 350-375f.
  5. Remove sticks from freezer, coat in the flour mix.
  6. One at a time, dip sticks in egg mix allowing most excess to drip off, then back into the flour mix, then straight into the pan. Repeat until all sticks are done.
  7. Cook the sticks for 1-2 mins each, turning during cook to make them golden on all sides.
  8. Remove from pan, place onto paper towel and serve immediately.