Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks

Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks are crispy and crunchy on the outside and cheesy and spicy on the inside. Party appetizer perfection!

Whether or not it’s football season, basketball season or baseball season, I’m pretty much looking for any and every excuse I can find to eat game day snacks. Gimme all the dips, the wings and the dogs.

When you are looking for the perfect game day eats, look no further than these Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks. They are quick, easy to make, loaded with flavor and best of all: cheesy and spicy.

Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks are crispy and crunchy on the outside and cheesy and spicy on the inside. Party appetizer perfection!

I have used this technique of wrapping the mozzarella in a wonton wrapper before. It worked really well. So well that I didn’t think I could improve on it but I thought I’d give it a try by adding some jalapenos to the mix. It worked well too. Really well. In fact, it may be my new favorite way to eat mozzarella sticks. They are crispy and crunchy on the outside. Creamy, melt-y and spicy on the inside. The perfect game day snack.

Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks are crispy and crunchy on the outside and cheesy and spicy on the inside. Party appetizer perfection!

You should be able to find wonton wrappers in the produce or frozen section of your grocery store. My grocery store keeps them next to the egg roll wrappers and kimchi. If you cannot find wonton wrappers, you could cut egg roll wrappers into quarters.

Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks are crispy and crunchy on the outside and cheesy and spicy on the inside. Party appetizer perfection!

Finally, for this recipe I took out the ribs and the seeds of the jalapeno. This makes these considerably less spicy. If you would like to bump up the heat factor a bit, go ahead and leave them in.

Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks are crispy and crunchy on the outside and cheesy and spicy on the inside. Party appetizer perfection!

For more fried cheese goodness, check out Fried Pepper Jack Cheese Sticks and Fried Cheese Curds.

If you want to see just how easy it is to make Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks, this video will help! And it may or may not make you drool too. Just sayin’

Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks are crispy and crunchy on the outside and cheesy and spicy on the inside. Party appetizer perfection!

Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Serves 4 - 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(6)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 sticks of mozzarella string cheese, cut in half
  • 8 small jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise, stems and seeds removed
  • 16 wonton wrappers
  • bowl of water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • oil for frying

Instructions

1

Combine the panko, salt and garlic powder together in a bowl.

2

Place one piece of mozzarella, in one half of a jalapeno, place both in a wonton wrapper. Dip your finger in the water and run along the edges of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper around the mozzarella so that it is completely closed. Dip into the egg. Dredge in the panko mixture to coat completely. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

3

In a large pot heat 1 inch of oil to 350 degrees. Fry mozzarella sticks, in batches if necessary, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Carolyn
    February 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    These are perfect appetizers!

  • Reply
    Heather Kinnaird
    February 22, 2018 at 9:34 am

    this is a recipe i definitely must try

  • Reply
    Dane and Summer
    February 21, 2018 at 2:44 am

    These sound Awesome! Can’t wait to try ’em at our next monthly game day. Thanks.

  • Reply
    Marie Czarnecki
    February 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Love this recipe.

  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    February 20, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Wow! These look irresistible! Perfect!

  • Reply
    Krista
    February 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Adding jalapeno is the best idea ever!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie
    February 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Best looking cheese sticks ever! Love the jalapeno addition!

  • Reply
    Abeer
    February 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Spicy, crispy and cheesy! The best appetizer!

  • Reply
    Allyson Zea
    February 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

    GENIUS! I can’t wait to try these as I love them separately!

  • Reply
    Demeter
    February 19, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Perfect party food for sure!! Such a great idea!

  • Reply
    Megan
    February 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Love the use of the string cheese for these…so easy!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I love mozzarella sticks and jalapeƱo poppers, so this combo is fabulous!!

  • Reply
    Deseree
    October 12, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Hi Robert- I’ve never tried baking them so I can’t really recommend it. However, if I was going to try, I’d bake them at 400 until browned and be sure to toss the panko with a little oil before baking.

  • Reply
    Robert Greenwood
    August 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

    can these be baked instead?!

  • Reply
    alanna
    June 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Hi! how did you wrap the wonton shell around? in the shape of a wonton or log?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      June 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Alanna- In the shape of a log :)

  • Reply
    Nicole (MyLoveForCooking)
    June 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    This is a very delicious marriage! Excited! :)

  • Reply
    Lindz
    June 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    This is GENIUS!!! Can’t wait to make these!

  • Reply
    Tariqul Islam
    April 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Wow these look really great! im gonna try it out!

  • Reply
    StephenC
    December 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

    If I get invited to a Super Bowl party this year I’ll take some of these with me. Great idea!