Looking for ooey, gooey, and gluten-free? Fried Mozzarella Bites are the savory answer to your cheesy craving! Mozzarella cheese bites are coated with the crispiest (gluten-free) coating, so you can enjoy every cheesy bite with your favorite marinara sauce for pure snacking perfection! Try Fried Mozzarella Bites the next time you need a jolt of great taste. It’s chees-alicious!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • salt, to taste
  • 6 sticks mozzarella string cheese, each cut into 6 pieces
  • canola oil, to taste
  • marinara sauce, to taste, store-bought or homemade, warmed, for serving

Directions

Step 1 –In a medium shallow bowl, add the flour.

Step 2 –In a second medium shallow bowl, add the eggs and the water and whisk to combine.

Step 3 –In a third medium shallow bowl, add the breadcrumbs and the salt and stir to combine.

Step 4 –In batches with a fork, add 4 pieces of the mozzarella bites at a time, roll in the flour, tapping off any excess, then add to the egg-water mixture and coat well.

Step 5 –Transfer the coated bites to the breadcrumb-salt mixture and, using your hands, coat each of the bites.

Step 6 –Add the bites back to the egg-water mixture and, using a fork, coat well and then transfer the bites back to the breadcrumb-salt mixture and coat to create a double coating.

Step 7 –On a large platter, add the coated bites and repeat the coating process with the remaining bites.

Step 8 –Transfer the coated bites to the refrigerator and let them chill until the breading is set, about 20 minutes.

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Step 9 –In a medium, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, add enough of the canola oil to come 2-inches up the sides and heat to 365-370 degrees F.

Step 10 –In batches, fry the mozzarella bites in the heated canola oil until golden-brown, about 30 seconds, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.

Step 11 –With a slotted spoon, place the fried mozzarella bites on a paper-towel-lined plate, and let them drain.

Step 12 –Evenly sprinkle the fried mozzarella bites with the salt.

Step 13 –Immediately serve with the warm marinara sauce.