Served with homemade gluten free fried cheese sticks, you can't beat this easy combination for any get-together or party! If you LOVE gooey cheese, these gluten free fried mozzarella sticks are AMAZING! Keep scrolling to find this recipe. It is something you will want to make (and eat) again and again!
If you have been missing fried cheese sticks since going gluten free, it is time to rejoice because this recipe is not only EASY, but they taste like REAL fried cheese sticks! Crispy on the outside and hot stretchy cheese on the inside!
These gooey melty gluten free fried mozzarella sticks are crispy and delicious! Enjoy these cheese sticks at your game day celebrations, or any party. Gooey cheese and a crispy coating make these hard to resist!
Appetizers are my thing. If they are your thing too, check out all of my scrumptious Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes.
Why this recipe is great:
You are going to love this recipe because I teach you the tips and tricks to make gluten free cheese sticks that don't fall apart or lose their crispy coating. These are the crispiest, best gluten free mozzarella sticks EVER!
If you love gooey melted cheese as much as we do, you will also want to try this Stuffed Queso recipe too!
- Cheese Sticks - I like to use regular cheese sticks but you can also buy block cheese and cut your own.
- Gluten Free Flour Blend - Gluten free flour blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur's Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- Gluten Free Bread Crumbs - Use store-bought or make your own gluten free bread crumbs.
- Avocado Oil - I like to use avocado oil for frying but canola and other high heat oils also work well. Do NOT use olive oil.
Recipe step by step directions:
First, you need to gather up your ingredients. You only need 6 simple ingredients to make this gluten free fried cheese stick recipe.
Step 1: Dip your cheese stick in your gluten free flour. Next, dip it in egg, then back in the gf flour.
Step 2: Take the cheese sticks and dip in egg again. Dip them in the bread crumbs, then back in the egg. Repeat one more time for the crispiest gluten free cheese sticks ever.
TIP: If you like a crispy coating on your fried cheese sticks, you must double coat your mozzarella sticks. Another reason double-dipping is good is that it will prevent your cheese from leaking out when they cook.
Step 3: Heat up your oil in a dutch oven or skillet. I like to fry foods on the burner attachment next to our grill to keep the house from smelling like fried foods. You want your oil to reach about 350-365º F before dropping in your gluten free mozzarella sticks.
Step 4: Fry each coated cheese stick for 30-60 seconds until the coating becomes golden. Remove from the oil with tongs and put them onto a paper towel-lined plate.
Eat them hot while the cheese is melty. Dip your gluten free cheese sticks into this delicious gluten free marinara sauce.
You can even fancy up your cocktails up and dip these crispy cheese sticks it into a michelada or bloody mary cocktail!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
I used avocado oil because it handles high heat temperatures really well. I fried these cheese sticks outside since our grill has a separate burner.
You could also use coconut oil, which is great for high heat, but note it will leave a coconut after taste...which is a little strange with fried mozzarella sticks.
Yes, you can make these gluten free cheese sticks in the air fryer. You will have to make a couple of adjustments, but they will taste just as good.
First, follow my directions, except don’t fry them in oil. Instead, once they are coated, place them in the freezer on a cookie sheet for 30-45 minutes. This will allow the coating to stay on in the air fryer. Otherwise, you will have chunks of ingredients flying around in there! Lightly spritz them with avocado oil when you put them in the Air Fryer basket. Cook for approximately 10 minutes at 400º F.
The best way to store leftover gluten free mozzarella sticks is to place them in the freezer in an airtight container. Then when you are ready to eat them, you can warm them in the oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
You can also refrigerate cooked leftover mozzarella sticks, but they may not be as crispy when you reheat them. They are best when heated back up in the oven instead of the microwave. They tend to get soggy when microwaved.
Yes, you can bake these gluten free mozzarella sticks. Preheat the oven to 425º F. Follow the directions and place them on a baking sheet that is lightly coated with cooking spray or use parchment paper. Bake for 12-16 minutes, turning halfway through. They won’t be as crunchy as when they are fried, but will still taste great!
More gluten free appetizers:
- Easy Cheesy Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms
- Crispy Cheddar Delicata Squash Fritters
- Easy Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Nachos
- Quick and Easy Hot Cream Cheese Dip With Scallions
Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks
- Heat the avocado oil up in a cast iron skillet on medium heat.
- While the oil is heating, cut cheese sticks in half.
- Roll the sticks in the flour. Make sure the ends and all edges are coated.
- Dip into the egg mixture. Repeat this one more time. Double dipping will prevent cheese from leaking out.
- After the final dip in the egg, roll in the bread crumbs and set aside on a plate.
- Fry each cheese stick, turning quickly so they don't burn.
- Eat hot with a michelada.
- I used avocado oil because it handles high heat temperatures really well. You could also use coconut oil, which is great for high heat, but note it will leave a coconut after taste...which is a little strange with fried mozzarella sticks. Do NOT use olive oil.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- Use cheese sticks or buy brick-style cheese and cut your own. You can use any flavor of cheese.
- You can use store-bought bread crumbs, or save money and make your own gluten free bread crumbs with my easy directions.
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