Fried Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Mozzarella Fried Cheese

Restaurant Appetizer Recipe

This restaurant recipe for Fried Cheese has always been a popular restaurant appetizer recipe. So much so that restaurant guests have frequently asked how to make it.

I like serving this for several reasons:

  • If you like cheese, this appetizer is delicious, especially with the favorite restaurant recipe for Marinara sauce
  • I can make them ahead and reheat them for serving
  • The fried Mozzarella cheese can be frozen after it cools for use on another occasion

The only caveat is that you probably don't want to serve these as an appetizer if the entree you are serving also has cheese.

Fried Mozzarella Cheese

Favorite Restaurant Appetizer Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 4



  • 1 pound good quality Mozzarella cheese cut into 1 1/2 - 2 ounce sticks or wedges or squares
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • Cut cold cheese 1/4 inch thick, then into sticks 1 inch wide
  • Place flour in a pie pan, bread crumbs in another pie pan and beaten egg in a third pie pan
  • Lightly coat each piece of cheese with flour
  • Dip each piece in the beaten egg and set on a cake rack
  • When all cheese has been dipped in egg, coat each piece with the bread crumbs (Panko)
  • Refrigerate until ready to use
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat
  • Fry a few at a time until golden brown

Serve with some very tasty Marinara sauce

Enjoy the restaurant appetizer and all the restaurant recipes on the website.


“There are two food groups in the world. The one you put chocolate on and the one you put cheese on.”