Cheddar Cheese Sticks Recipe

Cheddar Cheese Sticks Recipe
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The battered and deep-fried cheddar sticks are a tasty and classic appetiser. They are golden brown and crispy. With a homemade marinara sauce, they make the perfect appetiser for a get-together.


  • String Cheese (16 ounces) (I used mozzarella and cheddar)
  • 2 cups plain Panko bread crumbs (or regular Italian bread crumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning (Italian Herbs)
  • 1 tsp. paprika (smoked) (or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic
  • salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • a single huge egg
  • 1 gallon buttermilk (room temperature)
  • For frying, oil


  1. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a deep frying pan or skillet over high heat until it sizzles.
  2. Buttermilk, egg, salt, and pepper are whisked together in a shallow basin. Remove from the equation.
  3. Mix bread crumbs with Italian Herbs seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a separate shallow basin. Remove from the equation.
  4. Remove the string cheese sticks from their packaging. Toss each one in the buttermilk mixture, allowing extra moisture to drip off, then in the breadcrumbs mixture, then back into the buttermilk mixture, and finally back into the breadcrumbs.
  5. Add to the heating oil in the pan. They are deep-fried for approximately 1 minute total, 20-30 seconds on one side and 20-30 seconds on the other, just until golden brown crust.
  6. Drain the excess oil from the fried cheese sticks on paper towels, then serve immediately with a homemade marinara sauce for dipping.


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