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Mozzarella Cheese Bites

Mozzarella Cheese Bites are a quick and easy appetizer recipe that is made with a homemade corn dag batter and mozzarella cheese, and then fried to golden brown perfection.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Bites, Deep Fried Cheese Bites
Servings: 15 Bites
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 ounce block mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • Heat oil to 375° in a medium heavy bottom pan or deep fryer.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk dry ingredients together.
  • In a small bowl, mix egg, buttermilk and oil together and add to dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened.
  • Prior to dipping the cheese into the batter, dry each piece with a paper towel.
  • Using a skewer or slotted spoon, dip each piece of cheese into the batter, cover completely, then add to the hot oil by dipping the skewer into the hot oil or place 6-8 at a time into the hot oil using a slotted spoon. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry until golden brown on all sides and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Repeat with the remaining cheese pieces.


Recipe adapted from Great Grub, Delicious Treats