Fried Mozzarella And Fresh Marinara

Fried Mozzarella

THese are like a take on mozzarella sticks, only better. They are crispy, melty, soft, and crunchy. The marinara sauce is optional but highly recommended!
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: fresh mozzarella, fried, marinara, mozzarella
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • Fryer


For The Mozzarella Balls

  • 16 oz mozzarella pearls in water
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups gluten free breadcrumbs Kikkoman Rice Panko recommended
  • 1 tbsp Magical Seasoning Mix

For The Marinara (optional)

  • 1 lb tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ½ cup broth
  • cup red wine
  • t tsp Magical Seasoning Mix
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup basil finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp rosemary finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp thyme finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp oregano finely chopped


Make The Marinara Sauce

  • Heat a saucepan and add olive oil. Add the tomatoes and onion, cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Deglaze the pan with red wine and add the broth.
  • Add the sugar, seasoning, and balsamic vinegar. Cook for at least 20 minutes then turn off the heat and stir in the fresh herbs.

Make The Fried Mozzarella Balls

  • Drain the mozzarella balls and set up the breading station.
  • Have 3 dishes. The first with flour, the second with milk and egg, and the third with breadcrumbs. Then divide the seasoning between all three and mix.
  • Dust with the flour, then put in the milk, then cover in breadcrumbs.
  • Fry them for about 1-2 minutes at 350° or until the breadcrumbs get crispy and start to turn brown.
  • Drain and serve immediately with the marinara sauce.


My passion is supporting those who need to be gluten free. After my family had to transition to eating gluten free I realized how difficult it is. It is more than finding a recipe. It is about how to navigate social situations, deal with isolation, and other things that come along with it. I live in Oregon with my family, cats, and chickens.

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