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Thursday, June 16, 2011

I've got the need, the need for fried cheese!

Submitted by: Lisa
Who doesn't love a tasty, warm, gooey fried cheese stick? Admit it, you have ordered them for an appetizer. Well, my favorite magazine has done it again and come through with a delicious make it yourself fix. Food Network magazine, June 2011 issue.

1 quart canola oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 c panko breadcrumbs
3/4 c italian breadcrumbs
8 egg roll or spring roll wrappers
16 thin salami slices (I didn't use any salami, just cheese)
8 1 once individually wrapped string cheese sticks

Marinara sauce, for dipping
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil to 325 degrees. Line a plate with paper towels.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and milk thoroughly. In another shallow bowl, combine the panko and italian breadcrumbs.

  • Dredge 1 side of an egg roll wrapper in the egg wash. Place the wrapper egg-wash side up on a work surface and put 2 salami slices in the center of the wrapper, toward the edge closet to you. Tuck in the ends and continue to roll until you have an egg roll shape.

  • Dredge the rolled wrapper in the egg wash again and thoroughly coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. (the rolls can be frozen for future use at this point)

  • Add 1 or 2 rolls to the oil at a time and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown. Be careful not to overcook them or cook them on too high a temp, as the wraps may explode. Transfer the fried cheese rolls to the paper towel lined plate and serve immediately with marinara sauce.
I would try to cut the wrappers in 1/2 the next time to see if I could still get a cheese stick wrapped with only a 1/2 of the wrapper. It was a bit tough with so much wrapper on it...but still delicious. The family devoured them.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh Lisa this looks yummy! I think I am going to be in your neck of the woods next week, I'll take an order please. :)