Fried Mozzarella Cheese

Often times I come home from shopping at my local grocery store with two of one item. Sure, most of those times are large quantities of frozen waffles for the kids, but I am a real sucker when it comes down to thing like buy one get one free on mushrooms, or as this last week exposed, mozzarella cheese. Whenever there is that special, my first reaction is look at the expiration date, and when that is all good, I am all good.

Fried Mozzarella Recipe

I knew I could easy use the mozzarella cheese on something, in particular, my first reaction was a making a margherita pizza, but I wanted to break out of my weekly pizza making habit, and do something different for the family. Hence, the fried mozzarella balls with Italian sauce.

These are so easy to make, only take a couple of minutes to fry up, and are a great way to serve an excellent appetizer.


  • 8 oz fresh wrapped mozzarella cheese, typically in the shape of a large ball, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs beaten, with 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup of seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of canola oil for frying
  • your favorite Italian sauce or marinara
  • Fresh basil or Italian flat leaf parsley for garnish

Begin by adding the oil to a fry pan. Bring this up to a medium to high heat, or better yet, if you have a cooking thermometer, up to 375 degrees. The next few steps go really quickly.

Take a few of the mozzarella pieces, and and them to the flour, and toss to coat. Make sure you get a light coating on eat piece before moving them over to the egg wash. Coat each piece with the egg wash, and move them over to the Italian breadcrumbs, making sure each piece is coated. Place them in the fry pan, and fry for only a couple of minutes, or until they are golden brown.

Remove them from the pan, and onto a plate lined with paper towel to drain any excess oil. Repeat the process while they are frying, or get your favorite kitchen assistant to help along the way.  Serve warm, with your favorite sauce, and garnish with basil and parsley.

Please note that these mozzarella balls are so incredibly delicious, that you will probably want to cut your that second 8 ounce ball! Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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