Fried Mozzarella Pockets

"Just like mozzarella sticks:) And just about EVERYONE in the world loves these, so you may want to triple the recipe, because these go fast; and if your ENTIRE family is anything like mine, you know what happens when a "small" party of about 50 Italians are gathered in your home!!!"
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12 pieces


  • 1 (8 ounce) package whole-milk mozzarella cheese
  • 12 slices soft italian sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • OPTIONAL (for adding with the cheese)

  • sliced mushrooms, olives,minced sun-dried tomatoes,chopped pepperoni,etc.
  • chopped sage or parsley, for garnish
  • marinara sauce, for dipping


  • Cut the mozzarella into 12 chunks; place each chunk on one half of a bread slice and fold the other half over the top.
  • (Add any other filling ingredients with the cheese, if desired.) Press edges together to seal.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
  • Spread the breadcrumbs in another shallow bowl.
  • Dip the cheese pockets into the egg mixture, allowing excess to drip back in the bowl.
  • Dredge in the breadcrumbs, tuning to coat evenly and completely.
  • In a large, heavy frying pan, heat both oils over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Working in batches, fry the pockets, turning once, until deep golden brown--about 4 minutes each side.
  • Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sage.
  • Serve hot with marinara sauce in dipping cups.

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  1. Susan L.
    Oh my gosh! These are delicious! I made them as directed, using Provolone as I don't care for Mozzarella, and served them with spaghetti and meatballs. Yum! They are so easy to make! I can't wait to make them for my veggie daughters - I will try them in the oven as they try to avoid anything fried. Thanks so much for sharing!
  2. BogeysMom
    What a great idea. I added pepperoni to mine, because that's what I had and made my own marinara. My son and husband loved these. I also think this would be gone done "philly cheesesteak" style, using ranch to dip.



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