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 children, 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]


It isn’t really known who originated the practice of using mozzarella in these fried cheese sticks, but what is known is that the first documented practice of breading cheese and frying it in oil dates back to Medieval France, when a rudimentary recipe for fried muenster appeared in a guidebook for maintaining a Parisian household entitled Le Ménagier de Paris. Going forth from this revelatory moment in history, fried cheese has taken many forms and gone by many names.[4]

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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. ^ Thrillist