Crunchy Fried Cheese Recipe Takes Minutes to Make & Is a Gameday Favorite by 30Seconds Food

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Crunchy Fried Cheese Recipe Takes Minutes to Make & Is a Gameday Favorite

Fried cheese is irresistible. This easy fried cheese recipe starts with string cheese, so it's a snap to make. This fried cheese recipe is so easy, you could make it while your guests are there because of the minimal ingredients and prep.

String cheese is dipped into a mixture of egg and milk before taking a dip in breadcrumbs. The breaded cheese sticks are then quickly pan-fried in oil until they are crispy and golden brown. Be sure to put them on paper towels after they come out of the pan to absorb any excess oil, and give them a sprinkle of sea salt.

What a fun snack to serve at your Super Bowl™ or tailgating party or just as an appetizer while watching your favorite shows on TV. Not a fan of mozzarella cheese? Try this fried cheese recipe with cheddar cheese sticks. Serve this crunchy fried cheese with ranch dressing or marinara sauce for dipping.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 16


  • 1 bag (16 ounces) string cheese, unwrapped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • oil, for frying 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the milk and egg in a bowl. Put the breadcrumbs in another bowl.
  2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a skillet to 350 degrees F.
  3. Dip the string cheese into the egg mixture and then into the crumbs, then back into the egg and into the crumbs for a second time. Place into the hot oil. 
  4. Fry until golden brown on all sides, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Season with sea salt. 

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Yes to all the cheese 😋
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
One of my weaknesses. Had no idea it was so simple to make at home! #yum
Takes me back to my youth...
Ann Marie Patitucci
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