Home-Fried Cheese Sticks

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These is an easy, cost-efficient way to make home-made fried cheese sticks. Taste just wonderful, light crispiness. More for your dollar and easily stored in the freezer for when you have a craving. I make 2 batches, one for the 'now' and one for later. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

close up view of Fried Cheese Sticks served with red sauce in a glass bowl on a white plate
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
48 cheese sticks

Ingredients

  • 24 (1 ounce) sticks string cheese

  • 5 eggs, beaten

  • 3 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

Directions

  1. Remove string cheese sticks from plastic wrappings and cut the strings in half crosswise.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place eggs in a bowl and bread crumbs into a large shallow bowl.

  3. Dip cheese stick halves into egg and roll in bread crumbs to completely coat the sticks; place breaded cheese sticks onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow cheese sticks to stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes to set, and repeat dipping in egg and bread crumbs to form a thick coating. Freeze breaded cheese sticks for at least 2 hours.

  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Deep fry cheese sticks, a few at a time, until the coating is golden brown and crisp and the cheese is soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Let sticks drain on paper towels; cool slightly and serve warm.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
23g Fat
21g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 945mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g
Calcium 355mg 27%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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