Mozzarella Cheese Bites

Mozzarella Cheese Bites are the perfect snack for little hands (or big hands)!

This week when I made lasagna, I had a bunch of mozzarella cheese left over.  My kids love it when I use the left over cheese to make Cheese Bites.  For this recipe I used mozzarella, but you can use any cheese.

Mozzarella Cheese Bites

Mozzarella Cheese Bites

Here’s what you need to make Mozzarella Cheese Bites:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (this will make approximately 10 cheese bites)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup Panko Italian bread crumbs
  • Vegetable Oil for frying, I used Grapeseed
  • optional, Marinara sauce for dipping

Shred cheese.  Using your hands, make bite-sized balls of cheese.  Pressing the cheese together in your hands will help it form into a ball.

In a small bowl, beat egg.  Dip cheese balls into the egg mixture, coating evenly.  Allow excess egg to drip off.

In a separate bowl, add bread crumbs.  Roll egg-dipped cheese balls into the Panko bread crumbs, coating evenly.

Repeat egg and bread crumb dipping to coat a second time.

Place on a lined baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours.  Don’t skip this! It allows the cheese to harden so it doesn’t ooze out when you fry it.

Heat oil in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat.  Working in small batches, fry the cheese balls approximately 1 minute then flip and cook another minute to minute and a half.

Remove cooked cheese balls to a paper towel lined plate and serve immediately.

Mozzarella Cheese Bites