Photo: Oxmoor House
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

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

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

QwltrActnt's Review

September 23, 2012

Jessalyn's Review

March 10, 2012

signaturetaste's Review

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:

prissymae's Review

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

September 16, 2011

3d2002's Review

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.