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Makes 28 appetizers.

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut cheese crosswise into 3/4-inch slices. Lay slices flat and cut in half lengthwise.

Step 2

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 at least 30 minutes.

Step 3

Fry cheese sticks in 375-degree deep oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with marinara sauce, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

KrisAllenFan's Review

KURTRM815
February 04, 2014
People need to stop rating recipes that they have not tried. So frustrating...kinda skews things, ya know?! My 5 star rating will even out the 1 star that someone gave it (who had apparently not tried the recipe).

CennaLipscomb's Review

3d2002
September 26, 2012
Where is the nutrition information for these?

QwltrActnt's Review

signaturetaste
September 23, 2012
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Jessalyn's Review

KrisAllenFan
March 10, 2012
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signaturetaste's Review

Jessalyn
January 24, 2012
Another variation that kids and comfort food lovers will go for is to cross the cheese sticks with a grilled cheese sandwich: http://imunchie.com/mckymber/munchies/grilled-cheese-stickshttp://imunchie.com/mckymber/munchies/grilled-cheese-sticks

prissymae's Review

QwltrActnt
September 17, 2011
I cant wait to make these I luv cheese sticks,ive made cheese sticks before but turned out so-so.look to doing these.

KURTRM815's Review

prissymae
September 16, 2011
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3d2002's Review

CennaLipscomb
October 08, 2010
After I placed my vote on this recipe, I went home and tried them last night, they was great! My family loved these, they are easy and quick to make and there were no leftovers. I will use this recipe again especially when I am cooking for the sports gathers that we have each season.