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EASY FRIED CHEESE BITES

EASY FRIED CHEESE BITES

Easy Fried Cheese Bites are a delightful appetizer or snack that combines the gooey goodness of melted mozzarella cheese with a crispy, golden-brown coating. These bite-sized treats are quick and simple to prepare, making them perfect for satisfying cravings or entertaining guests. Whether served as an appetizer at parties or enjoyed as a tasty snack, these cheesy bites are sure to be a hit with everyone!

Why Make Easy Fried Cheese Bites

Easy Fried Cheese Bites offer a satisfying combination of crunchy texture and creamy cheese filling, making them irresistible to cheese lovers of all ages. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal preparation time, you can whip up a batch of these delicious bites whenever the craving strikes. Plus, they’re versatile enough to be served as an appetizer, snack, or even as a fun addition to your next meal.

How to Make Easy Fried Cheese Bites

  1. Cut the mozzarella string cheese sticks into bite-size pieces on a cutting board.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs to break them up. Add the milk and whisk again to combine.
  3. Prepare two additional bowls. Fill one with flour and the other with bread crumbs. Place the bowl with the egg and milk mixture in between the bowls of flour and bread crumbs, creating a line of three bowls (flour, egg mixture, bread crumbs).
  4. Take one piece of mozzarella and dip it first in the flour, then immediately in the egg mixture, and finally roll it in the bread crumbs. Repeat this coating process for all the cheese pieces, placing each coated piece on a plate once completed.
  5. In a medium-sized skillet, heat vegetable oil (about 2 inches high) to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Test the oil by placing a wooden spoon handle in it; if bubbles form around the handle, the oil is ready.
  6. Line a plate with paper towels.
  7. Carefully add 5-7 cheese pieces into the hot oil for about 30 seconds, ensuring they are separated to prevent sticking together.
  8. Fry the mozzarella bites until they are golden brown, which should take around 30 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried pieces from the oil and place them on the paper towels to drain excess oil.
  9. Repeat the frying process with the remaining cheese bites in batches until all are fried.
  10. Serve the fried cheese bites immediately with pasta sauce or enjoy them on their own!

Serving Suggestions

Serve Easy Fried Cheese Bites with marinara sauce, salsa, or ranch dressing for dipping. They also pair well with a side salad or as an accompaniment to pasta dishes for a deliciously cheesy meal.

Storage Info

Easy Fried Cheese Bites are best enjoyed fresh and hot from the fryer. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven or air fryer until heated through before serving.

Tips and Techniques

  • Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the cheese bites to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.
  • Use one hand for dipping the cheese in the wet ingredients and the other hand for coating them with bread crumbs to prevent clumping and messy fingers.
  • For a spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the bread crumbs or serve the fried cheese bites with a side of hot sauce.

Variation

Experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, pepper jack, or brie, for a variety of flavor combinations. You can also customize the coating by adding herbs, spices, or grated Parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs for extra flavor.

FAQs about Easy Fried Cheese Bites

  1. Can I use pre-shredded cheese instead of mozzarella string cheese? While pre-shredded cheese can be used, mozzarella string cheese provides the classic stretchy texture that is perfect for fried cheese bites.
  2. Can I bake these cheese bites instead of frying them? Yes, you can bake the cheese bites in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Flip them halfway through baking for even browning.
  3. Can I freeze these cheese bites before frying? Yes, you can freeze the coated cheese bites on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to a freezer bag for long-term storage. Fry them directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the frying time.

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