Gooey Cheese Sticks

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This is one of my favorite things to order when we go out to eat!  Nothing like yummy crispy bundles of warm gooey cheese.  Now that I’ve made these on my own, I can’t believe how easy they are!

Stack of Homemade cheese sticks Broken open to show cheese

Cheese Stick Do’s & Don’ts

Make sure you completely freeze your cheese before you begin, this keeps it from leaking.  Don’t worry about the cheese not melting, it will!!  Don’t overcook your cheese sticks, you just want the breading to get crispy.  Make more than you think you’ll need because these are always gone quickly!

Close up on finished homemade cheese stick recipe

Gooey Cheese Sticks

Servings 32 Cheese Sticks
Author Holly


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  • 16 Mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups Panko Bread crumbs
  • oil for frying
  • Pasta sauce for serving

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  1. Open the cheese strings and cut each in half. Cover and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until completely frozen. Combine flour and cornstarch.
  2. Preheat oil to 350 degrees. It should be hot enough that a few crumbs dropped into the oil will bubble.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and oil until well combined. Dip each cheese stick half into the egg mixture and then gently roll into the flour mixture.
  4. Put back into the egg mixture and roll until coated. Finally, place into the bread crumbs pressing the crumbs on each piece of cheese to make sure it's coated.
  5. In small batches, place breaded cheese sticks into the hot oil for about 2 minutes or just until browned. Do not over cook or the cheese will leak out.
  6. Serve hot with warm pasta sauce.
Nutrition Information

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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