Pepper Jack Cheese Sticks

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
"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."


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


  1. Cut cheese into 2-3/4x1/2-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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cheese stick: 179 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.