Fried mozzarella cakes with one broken open to show the cheese on a white plate next to a white bowl of marinara sauce with a brown towel in the background all on a dark wooden surface

Fried Mozzarella Cakes

Use fresh mozzarella with a delicious mixture of seasonings and breading to make your own fried mozzarella cakes at home.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese, fried, mozzarella
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 218kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1/2 cup oil for frying
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese fresh
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  • In a large skillet, heat the frying oil over medium heat
  • Slice the mozzarella cheese into pieces about 1/2 inch thick
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, basil, and oregano
  • In three more small bowls, pour the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs into one bowl each
  • Take each piece of cheese and coat it first with the oil and seasonings, then the flour, then eggs, then breadcrumbs
  • Once the oil is ready, place the breaded cheese in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack or paper towels to absorb some of the oil
  • Serve warm with marinara sauce


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg