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Gluten-Free Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Gluten-Free Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Gluten-Free Mozzarella Cheese Sticks---

Have you ever had a "hankering" for something you knew was completely off limits? Before being diagnosed with celiac disease, mozzarella sticks were a favorite of ours. Fast forward 7 years and the following proverb came to mind, "Necessity is the mother of invention." There was a NEED for gooey cheese and marinara sauce. When the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it. 

If you are following a gluten-free diet, and have been going without this treat, the wait is over!

Let's make some mozzarella sticks!


  • 1 package 24 oz. string mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose gluten free flour mix
  • 4 or 5 eggs
  • 2 cups seasoned gluten-free bread crumbs (We used 2 packages Gillian's Italian Breadcrumbs, 340 gram)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. active dry yeast (we used Fleischmann's)
  • Marinara Sauce for dipping (make sure gluten-free)
  • 1 quart vegetable oil


  • Unwrap and cut cut cheese sticks in half.

  • In three bowls :1)  put eggs and whisk; 2) add all purpose gluten-free flour with salt, pepper, and yeast; 3) gluten-free breadcrumbs.


  • Dredge cheese in egg mixture, the flour coating, egg mixture again, and then the bread crumb coating.


  • Put on plate and chill in freezer for at least 1 hour.


  • On medium to high heat,  fry in 1/2 inch oil turning until golden brown (this is pretty quick approximately 30 seconds). 


  • Carefully remove and drain well on paper towels. 



Gluten-free mozzarella sticks! Serve hot with Marinara Sauce (make sure gluten free).

To paraphrase Plato:

(GF) Necessity is the mother of (GF) invention. 



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