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Pepper Jack Cheese Sticks

 Pepper Jack Cheese Sticks
"If you see a group of people huddled around an appetizer table, it's probably because they're feasting on these fun snacks," writes field editor Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "The cornflakes give them a crisp coating, and the soft creamy center has just enough kick to liven up any party."
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound block pepper Jack cheese
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Salsa and guacamole

Directions

  • Cut cheese into 2-3/4-in. x 1/2-in. sticks. Place the flour, eggs and
  • cornflakes in three separate shallow bowls. Coat cheese sticks with
  • flour; dip in egg, then roll in cornflakes until well coated. Let
  • stand for 5 minutes.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Cook
  • cheese sticks in batches for 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels. Let stand for 3-5 minutes. Serve with salsa
  • and guacamole. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.