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Cheese lovers get ready. Calorie counters should avoid.

Greater London, England, UK

10 people made this

IngredientsServes: 2

  • 1 pack fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • oil, for deep frying
  • chopped fresh parsley, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • dried chilli flakes (optional)

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15min

  1. Preheat the oil for deep frying.
  2. Cut the mozzarella cheese into bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a bowl, beat the egg and add the salt, pepper and chilli flakes (if using).
  4. On a plate, combine the breadcrumbs and parsley.
  5. One at a time, dip the mozzarella cheese in the egg and then roll in the breadcrumbs. Carefully add to the oil and deep fry for around 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on kitchen paper to drain. Serve.

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Deep Fried Mozzarella Balls With Spicy Dipping Sauce

These deep fried mozzarella balls with spicy dipping sauce were the first things that I tried when I got my new wok stand for my kamado grill. It took me three attempts to get them right and now they're a firm favourite among my party guests.

To make my deep fried mozzarella balls you clearly need to have deep frying equipment.

We used to have a deep fat dryer at home but after a few cooks it started to tarnish, the basket was difficult to keep clean and changing the oil was a pain. It was designed so that you could cook with the lid down to avoid spattering but I found that the cooking this way hindered the moisture extraction and the results weren't as good so I had to revert to cooking with the lid open. and that defeated the object. Other than that it was fine.

I then took a leaf out of the Chinese method of deep frying in a wok and I've found this to be much more satisfactory. It disciplined me to cook with fresh oil and this enhanced the quality of my deep fried cookery but it still didn't stop the mess or the lingering smell.

And then came the answer, I got a wok stand for my Monolith kamado and I've never looked back. I can make as much mess as I like, oil can spatter and I don't need to worry and there's no lingering smell when I've finished cooking.

Manufactured from stainless steel, the Monolith wok stand is circular and sits either on the grill grate or directly on the fire ring. It's then press bent in the centre to create a hole which channels the heat from the fire to exactly the right point under the wok.

How to make fried mozzarella balls

Mozzarella balls: To prepare them is easy-peasy! Drain the water. Pat them dry. Coat them in flour, beaten egg & breadcrumbs. Again dip in egg and coat in breadcrumbs. That’s it! Ready to be deep fried!

I always throw mine in a freezer for about 15 minutes. Just so they firm a bit and don’t melt inside too fast when frying.

Tomato sauce: Tinned tomatoes + Salt + Garlic go in a sauce pan. Simmer for 10 minutes. Finely chopped herbs go in and so does grated Parmesan cheese. Simmer for a further 1-2 minutes and your sauce is ready!

These deep fried mozzarella balls will definitely be a hit at your party! Trust me on this!

I must say I love these fried mozzarella balls. If you are looking for appetizers with mozzarella balls then this is a great recipe! I serve these with homemade tomato dip. This dip is easy and is rich in flavor. What I like to do is top each mozzarella ball with a teaspoon of the sauce and stick a toothpick in instead of just serving the dip in a bowl.

I hope you will give these deep fried cheese ball bites a try! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Fried Mozzarella Balls

Here’s an example of yummy savory decadence where you don’t need to spend half a day in the kitchen preparing it. This recipe has no meat in it, but these deep-fried crunchy and gooey mozzarella balls are bound to leave you craving for more. You can have them on your plate in 15 minutes.

Deep Fried Mozzarella Balls


  • 1 pack mini fresh mozzarella cheese balls
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Ground oregano, basil or your favorite herb (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the marinara dip
Use the tomato sauce from this recipe and add a teaspoon of each, dried basil and oregano with the garlic, oil and pepper flakes

Recipe Summary

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • 1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese sticks

In a small bowl, mix the eggs and water.

Mix the bread crumbs and garlic salt in a medium bowl. In a medium bowl, blend the flour and cornstarch.

In a large heavy saucepan, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

One at a time, coat each mozzarella stick in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs and finally into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.

Fried Mozzarella Cubes

1. Set up 3 shallow bowls or plates. In the first one, put the flour. In the second one, place the breadcrumbs. In the last one, beat the eggs.

2. In a small saucepan, heat the oil to about 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).
3. Dip each mozzarella cube in the flour first and shake off excess. Then dip it in the beaten eggs, then the breadcrumbs (you can repeat dipping in the eggs and breadcrumbs).
4. Working in batches of 3 (or more, if you use a bigger saucepan), lower cubes into oil and fry until light golden brown, about 30 seconds per batch.

5. Transfer to paper towel to drain. Serve immediately.

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Fried Mozzarella balls will create bite sized bonanza’s! Fried cheese balls are the perfect amount of crunch, mixed with the perfect amount of gooey! Mix fresh mozzarella with fresh, crunchy breadcrumbs and fry up a memorable starter which is best enjoyed hot.

Watch the Fried Mozzarella Balls video recipe:


  • Medium sized mozzarella balls (also known as bocconcini)
  • 2 eggs
  • Bowl of fresh breadcrumbs (packet bought are also fine but fresh is always more delicious!)
  • Bowl of plain flour
  • Table salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying



    1. Crack 2 eggs in your mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and beat together using a fork.
    2. Drop one of the small balls of mozzarella into the bowl of flour and roll it around coating it well.
    3. Dip the ball into the egg mix (covering it well) and then drop it into the bowl with the breadcrumbs, rolling it around so that the crumbs stick to it.
    4. Dip it into the egg mix one more time and coat it with breadcrumbs again.

    VINCENZO’S PLATE TIP: Don’t miss step 4! By double dipping the ball into the egg and breadcrumbs, it creates a thick layer which will protect the cheese from oozing out when the heat hits it! It also makes them nice and crunchy!

      1. Pour vegetable oil in a small deep pot or pan and put it on the stove at a medium-high heat.

      VINCENZO’S MAMMA’S TIP: To check if the oil is hot enough get a toothpick and dip the tip of it into the oil. If it starts to bubble around the toothpick, then the oil is hot enough for you to begin frying. If not, wait a little longer.

      1. Drop each ball of cheese into the oil and let it fry for a minute or until it becomes golden brown in colour.


      1. Add your content…These divine fried mozzarella balls can be served on a bed of lettuce or on a wooden chopping board mixed with cold meats and cheese…
      2. And be sure to serve these up hot so that the cheese oozes out with every bite!

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      • 16 golf ball-sized tomatoes (see note)
      • 16 "ciliegine" (small 1/2-inch size) fresh mozzarella balls, plus more for serving, drained and dried with paper towels
      • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
      • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
      • 2 large eggs
      • 2 tablespoons milk
      • Vegetable or canola oil, for frying
      • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
      • 1/4 cup honey
      • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, for sprinkling
      • 1 small bunch basil leaves, for garnish

      Using an apple corer or melon baller, gently scoop out the centers of the tomatoes and discard. Push a mozzarella ball into each hollowed tomato, being careful not to rip the tomatoes.

      Pour the flour in a shallow bowl. Pour the breadcrumbs in another. In a third shallow bowl, beat the eggs with the milk. Dip the tomatoes into the flour and roll to coat, and then dip them into the egg mixture. Roll the tomatoes in the breadcrumbs to coat. Repeat the egg and breadcrumb coatings a second time.

      In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the balsamic vinegar and honey. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the balsamic has reduced by half and easily coats the back of the spoon, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

      In a high-walled, heavy-bottomed skillet heat 1/2-inch of oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F. Fry the tomatoes in batches, turning, until golden brown all over. Using a slotted spoon, transfer tomatoes to a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with sea salt.

      Serve the tomatoes while warm with additional mozzarella balls and a basil leaf garnish. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction and serve.

      Baked or Fried Pizza Balls

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      Baked or Fried Pizza Balls – so easy and fun to make, and of course yummy!

      You all know I love my pizza! I love to make my own pizza dough and experiment with different ingredients and basically just have fun with a pizza pie.

      This time I wanted to have more fun because that’s the kind of gal I am. I love my kitchen and I love baking and cooking in my kitchen. So what’s more fun than making pizza balls. I can’t think of anything. Now of course if you’re not as “fun” as me, you can buy your pizza dough from the store, but if you dare to really truly use that kitchen of yours, follow my lead.

      Making pizza balls is so easy. I basically used pizza dough and 2 ingredients. Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Beat that! Once I made the pizza dough I just rolled it out just like you would if you were making pizza, mine was about 1/4 inch in thickness and I used a 2 inch cookie cutter to cut out the rounds. And this is where the fun begins. You take a slice of pepperoni and a piece of mozzarella cheese, you could use shredded mozzarella or if you’re like me just cut out some 1 inch cubes of cheese, and place the pepperoni and cheese in the center of each round, press the edge to seal and shape into a ball.

      And repeat. And repeat until you’re done. How fun is that? I thought so!

      I then fried my balls and served them with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and pizza sauce on the side and I must tell you, not only are these balls fun to make but they sure are fun to eat! That sentence there would sound totally wrong in a different context. I’m talking about pizza balls people, focus!

      And because I knew you guys were going to ask me if these balls could be baked, I baked some for you as well. Here you have the baked healthier version! Aren’t I great? Wanna come over for some pizza balls?