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Homemade Fried Mozzarella Patties with Marinara Sauce

– Homemade Fried Mozzarella Patties with Marinara Sauce –

What is it about fried mozzarella that just calls everyone´s name? For me, as a child mozzarella sticks where always a super treat to eat, they represented comfort food at its best. As the years passed by and I started to get into cooking, I realized it was time to start making my own fried mozzarella. Trying to always be innovative, I decided to make homemade mozzarella patties instead of the same old mozzarella sticks. As I was creating this recipe, I decided to go for fresh mozzarella instead of plain old regular mozzarella. Fresh mozzarella has a much better texture, it´s creamier, and in my opinion, a much better flavor, even though it is a very simple flavor. Now, most recipes for fried mozzarella call to freeze your sticks/patties for at least 1 hour before you fry them, I (like most other people) don´t have time to wait when I´m craving fried mozzarella. This recipe is a no-freeze recipe, that means from start to finish, this dish is done in under 30 minutes. Watch the video below on how to make these homemade fried mozzarella patties with marinara sauce and/or print out the recipe card below. Salud!

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Homemade Fried Mozzarella Patties with Marinara Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper


  • 2 Balls of Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Organic Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour


  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Oil for Frying


  1. Begin by making the marinara sauce first, finely mince 2 cloves of garlic, then heat a small sauce pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, once the oil get´s hot, add the minced garlics, mix with the oil and cook for about 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of tomato puree, 1/2 teaspoon on dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of white sugar, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, mix everything together and lower the fire to a LOW heat
  2. Add 1 cup of breadcrumbs to a bowl, season with a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley and a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and mix everything together
  3. Beat 2 organic eggs in a seperate bowl and add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour to another bowl
  4. Grab 2 balls of fresh mozzarella and cut them into thin rounds that are about 1/8 of an inch in thickness
  5. Start coating each slice of mozzarella by dusting it in the flour first, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs, and then repeat the process for a double coating, do this with each slice of mozzarella
  6. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add a 1/4 cup of sunflower oil
  7. Once the oil get´s hot, cook each slice of mozzarella, without over-crowding the pan, cook each slice between 20-25 seconds per side, making sure not to burn them, and transfer to plate with paper towels
  8. Add the marinara sauce to a bowl and place on a plate, then decorate the fried mozzarella patties around the sauce bowl
  9. Enjoy!

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