Fried Cheese Nuggets Recipe

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There's just something about cheese that folks can't resist, and these deep-fried cheese nuggets are no exception. I barely finish making a batch before they disappear!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 package (10 ounces) extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and sesame seeds. In another shallow bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Cut cheese into 3/4-in. cubes; dip in eggs, then coat with crumb mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until coating is set.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. oil to 375°. Fry cheese cubes for 1-2 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Fried Cheese Nuggets in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p35

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Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"my family loves these as an after school snack"

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