Easy Fried Cheese Bites Recipe -

Easy Fried Cheese Bites Recipe

Fried Cheese Bites are a simple and delicious appetizer or snack that is sure to please anyone who loves cheese. These bites feature mozzarella string cheese coated

in a crispy breadcrumb mixture, fried to golden perfection. They’re great for parties, game days, or as a tasty treat.

Ingredients:

 

  1. 10 oz mozzarella string cheese (or 10 sticks)
  2. 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  3. 1 cup flour
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1/4 cup milk
  6. Cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)

 

Instructions:

 

Step 1: Cut the mozzarella string cheese sticks in half to make them bite-sized.

Step 2: In a shallow dish, mix the Italian bread crumbs with a pinch of cayenne pepper (if using) for added flavor.

Step 3: Place the flour in a separate shallow dish.

Step 4: In a third shallow dish, beat the eggs with the milk.

Step 5: Coat each cheese stick in the flour, shaking off any excess.

 

Easy Fried Cheese Bites Recipe

 

Step 6: Dip the floured cheese sticks in the egg mixture, ensuring they are fully covered.

Step 7: Roll the cheese sticks in the breadcrumb mixture until they are completely coated.

Step 8: Heat oil in a frying pan or deep fryer to 365 degrees Fahrenheit (185 degrees Celsius). You can also use a heavy skillet with enough oil to cover the cheese sticks.

Step 9: Fry the cheese bites in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry them for about 1-2 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.

Step 10: Remove the fried cheese bites with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.

 

Serving Suggestions: Serve the Fried Cheese Bites hot with marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips:

  1. Freezing the cheese sticks for about 30 minutes before frying can help prevent the cheese from melting too quickly while frying.
  2. Be sure to coat the cheese sticks well with each layer (flour, egg, breadcrumbs) to ensure a crispy coating that holds up during frying.
  3. Adjust the heat as necessary while frying to maintain a consistent oil temperature.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: Approximately 150-200 per serving (2 bites).
  • Protein: Approximately 6-8 grams per serving.
  • Sodium: Approximately 200-300 mg per serving, depending on the bread crumbs and cheese used.

Easy Fried Cheese Bites are a fun and crowd-pleasing snack that’s perfect for any occasion. They’re crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and packed with delicious cheesy flavor. Whether you’re hosting a party or just craving a cheesy snack, these bites are sure to hit the spot.

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