Mozzarella sticks

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Mozzarella sticks
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Homemade mozzarella sticks
Course Hors d'oeuvre
Place of origin United States
Creator Unknown
Serving temperature Mainly with marinara sauce
Main ingredients Mozzarella, batter or breading
Cookbook: Mozzarella sticks  Media: Mozzarella sticks

Mozzarella sticks are elongated pieces of battered or breaded mozzarella. In the US, this deep-fried snack is often enjoyed by everyone, however some restaurants serve them as an appetizer.

Mozzarella sticks may be served with tomato[1] or marinara sauce, as well as plum sauce, jalapeño jelly, barbecue sauce, honey mustard sauce, and ranch dressing. Cheeses other than mozzarella are also fried, including provolone, cheddar, and American.

Mozzarella sticks with raspberry sauce are part of the regional cuisine of New York's Capital District.[2][3]


The earliest known recipe for cheese sticks dates back to 1393 in Medieval France, when a recipe for fried cheese sticks appeared in Le Ménagier de Paris.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Wok-Fried Mozzarella Sticks With Dipping Sauce.". New York Times. 15 Sep 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mozzarella Sticks with Raspberry Sauce: An Albany NY Favorite". Sweet Remedy. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "New York State food regions map". All Over Albany. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Lapetina, Adam (21 July 2014). "The True Origins of 11 of your favorite fried foods". Thrillist. Thrillist. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Friedman, David. "Le Menagier de Paris (Translated by Janet Hinson)". Retrieved 13 November 2015. PIPEFARCES. Take egg yolks and flour and salt, and a little wine, and beat together strongly, and cheese chopped in thin slices, and then roll the slices of cheese in the batter, and then fry in an iron skillet with oil in it. This can also be made using beef marrow.