Mozzarella Sticks Are Great On Their Own, But Stuffed Inside A Croquette? That’s Awesome

August 29, 2019
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Croquette Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks stuffed in a potato croquette patty and fried crispy.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword mozzarella sticks
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Freezing Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24
Author Abba Lee


  • 2 lb russet potato peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 12 sticks mozzarella cheese halved cross-wise
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying
  • marinara sauce for serving
  • fresh parsley chopped for garnish


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot with enough cold water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes.

  2. Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until there are no large chunks left.

  3. Add the garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese, 1 beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

  4. Take a spoonful of potatoes and form into a patty.

  5. Place a cheese stick in the middle and wrap the potato around the cheese until it is evenly covered.

  6. Arrange the formed croquettes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.

  7. Place the flour, 3 remaining eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls. Dredge the croquettes in the flour, shaking off any excess; then dredge in the egg and the bread crumbs.

  8. Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 350°F. Fry the croquettes for 3 minutes, or until golden brown.

  9. Transfer the croquettes to a wire rack set over paper towels to drain the excess oil.

  10. Let cool for a few minutes as they will be HOT.

  11. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley and serve with marinara sauce alongside.


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