Fried Cheese Sticks

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

makes 28 appetizers
45 Min
Deep Fry

Just about everyone loves fried cheese sticks.'s version gets a punch of heat from ground red pepper and cheese spiced with jalapeños. To tame heat, use plain Monterey Jack (without the peppers), mozzarella or Swiss cheese, and either omit the red pepper or use less of it.
Recipe from 2009.

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2 pkg
8 oz. each monterey jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
1 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
ground red pepper
1 c
fine, seasoned dry bread crumbs (i use italian style)
1 tsp
dried parsley
4 medium
eggs, beaten
vegetable oil for frying
marinara sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut cheese crosswise into 3/4 inch slices. Lay slices flat and cut in half lengthwise.
Combine flour and red pepper; stir well. Combine bread crumbs and parsley in another bowl; stir well. Dip cheese sticks in beaten eggs. Dredge in flour mixture. Dip coated cheese in egg again; dredge in bread crumb mixture, pressing firmly so that crumbs adhere. Place cheese sticks on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes.
Fry cheese sticks in 375^ deep oil until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve immediately with marinara sauce or Ranch dressing.
If you like cream cheese it is awesome fried this way.
Use cream cheese cold ,cut in strips. Prepare as above.
Freeze as above and fry up. I like to dip these in orange marmalade.
OMG this is to die for.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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judy mahoney nanny12955
Sep 19, 2011
pat- do you ever sleep?? hi from judy from georgia--have a great week- slowwwwwwwwwwww downnnnnnnnnnn some:-)
Sep 19, 2011 - Enro Gay shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Sep 19, 2011
I love the peppers in the Jack Cheese, the Lad is a bit WIMPY WIMPY WIMPY so I'll have to use both types of cheese while mixing up several batches of this. A great finger food for the Cocktail hour. CHEERS, CC
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 19, 2011
What do you mean cocktail HOUR? Shouldn't that be evening. lol Wish I could join you.
Sep 19, 2011
AHHHHH Miss Pat, you know me to well. No such thing as a Cocktail 'HOUR' around this place. Speaking of which, I do believe it's time for a Scotch and Water, on the rocks of course. It sure would be fun to have you both here, I'll have a couple for you as well. CHEERS, CC
Sep 20, 2011 - Vanessa "Nikita" Milare shared this recipe with discussion group: Easy Recipes for Caregivers
Lori Spaidal lspaidal
Jul 17, 2012
I do this recipe exactly but I heat a fry pan fairly hot with oil and fry each side of stick until browned. I found less cheese leaked out. Very Yum, yum.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jul 18, 2012
Thanks Kit for your share.
Thanks for the idea Lori. Hugs to both.