Cubes of cheddar breaded and fried until golden brown…what’s not to love? The warm, gooey bites are always popular at parties, and I never have to worry about leftovers.—Cleo Gonske, Redding, California
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 350°. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, sesame seeds and salt. Dip cheese in eggs, then roll in crumb mixture to coat all sides, patting to help coating adhere.
- Fry cheese, a few at a time, 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Breaded Cheddar Bites in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014