Fried Cheese Sticks

TGI Friday's Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Mozzarella cheese sticks are one of the most popular appetizers out there.  You can enjoy these from TGI Fridays at home. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 751 kcal
Author CopyKat Recipes


  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Cut cheese sticks into long slices approximately 3/8 inch thick. Blend together the flour and cornstarch in a bowl. Place cheese plank into the flour, then dip into a bowl of whole milk and then dip the cheese stick into the breadcrumbs. 

  2. Shake off excess breadcrumbs and place mozzarella stick on a wire rack. Discard the flour. Repeat until all cheese sticks have been dipped once. 

  3. When all of the cheese sticks have been dipped once place back into milk, then into bread crumbs for the second time, and shake off the bread crumbs. Dip all cheese sticks into bread crumbs for the second time. 

  4. Preheat vegetable oil to 350 for frying. Drop cheese stick into hot oil and fry until golden brown. This should take no longer than 1 minute. Remove cheese stick from oil and place on a wire rack to cool. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

Nutrition Facts
TGI Friday's Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 751 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1540mg 64%
Potassium 338mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 77g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 19.6%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 75.5%
Iron 27.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.