Monday, February 5

Cheese sticks

I made these cheese sticks while we were watching superbowl last sunday. My Daughter loves these cheese sticks and I always buy it from the frozen section. She was asking for cheese sticks last weekend and I didn't have it in the freezer.... So I thought 'Let me check out for the ingredients and if I have them at home I can do it '. I googled for cheese sticks and got many recipes for that.. I will give u the method by which I made. This is my entry for coffee's MBP.



Ingredients

mozarella cheese- 1 pk
Pancake mix-1/2 cup
cornstarch- 1 tsp
paprika- 1/2 tsp
bread crumbs/ flavoured bread crumbs- 1cup
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

Method


Slice the cheese to thick fingers(if u slice it thin it will melt fast)
Mix pancake mix, cornstarch, paprika and salt together in a bowl and add milk/water to form a thick paste.
Dip the cheese in the pancake batter , roll in the breadcrumbs and then again in the batter and finally in the crumbs again and deep fry in hot oil.(u have to do it twice so that the coating is strong)
Fry for one or two mins till both sides turn golden brown and serve hot with tomato sauce.

Note
The original recipe had eggs in it ..I did not use it but I strongly feel that if u dip the cheese in eggs , the coating will be more strong.If using eggs beat an egg or two in a seperate bowl, dip first in the batter, then egg and finally the bread crumbs.
The recipe said to use flavoured breadcrumbs.. I had some flavoured croutons and I just grinded it and used.. It was good.
U can substitute the pancakemix with flour and cornmeal.

20 comments:

Sia's corner said...

thats a lovely entry for coffee's event. i have not tastes cheese fingers till now as my digestive systems doesn't agree with cheesy things. may be i can give it a shot once in a while... everything with in limit right?;)
and since last five minutes i am drooling over ur rasamalai... i have never made it at home... guess its a high time i made some instead of drooling over;)

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks Sia.. Cheese sticks is my daughter's fav and sure is heavy for us .. We usually grab one or two when I make for my lil one.U can have once in a while...
Happy to know that u liked my rasamalai.

sailu said...

My son loves cheese balls/sticks, infact anything with cheese in it. The cheese sticks look delicious, Prema.

Sailaja

USHA said...

Cheese sticks looks crunchy and tempting...
I liked the your suggestion part too..actually i was thinking that i don't have pancake,if i wanna try even..

I immediately after that we can substitute with cornmeak and flour,i felt ok....

Thanks for sharing

Jyothsna said...

nice one, prema! I bought the ready to make cheese sticks once, but now I can make them at home!

Asha said...

Very clever Prema.Sounds great and easy too.My daughter loves cheese sticks too.I will make this.Great entry for MBP.

swapna said...

hi pream sundar
u got so many goodies here...
cheese sticks are really wonderfull..simply starving for that..thanks for sharing..

KitchenFairy said...

Thank You for the nice recipe..I got one more thing for my son's tiffin.Nice Presentation !!

indosungod said...

Prema, that is a good one. I will be a star in the house if I cook this, kids absolutely love it.

Sandeepa said...

Lovely cheese fingers Prema. looks yummy, Pancake mix as a batter is a nice idea too. Shall make them for my daughter

Latha said...

Wow Prema. These look just like the one's we get at the restaurants! My kids love cheese sticks too and like you I always get the frozen ones. Next time if I am not lazy as always I will give these a try ;-)Glad to have you back to blogging regularly. I missed your recipes and your everydya posts :-)
Cheers
Latha

Syam said...

my favourite...thx for the recipe..indha wkend side dish :-)

Mishmash ! said...

I'm new to ur blog and I liked ur recipe collection. Btw, Cheesesticks looks crunchy and yummy :)


Shn

LERA said...

Wow!Prema , what a delicious snack you have up there..love to try these asap,Thanks for sharing!

Hema said...

Hi Prema!
Nice recipe. Looks quite simple too. Thanks for sharing!

BTW, you have been tagged:)

Nidhi said...

Thats a great entry for Rooma's Event. I love Cheese sticks and your recipe is really easy and nice to follow. Will try them for sure.
Your rasmalai are also looking delicious. Made from Haldiram's Rasgulla, WOW! thats a great Idea..

Menu Today said...

Hi prema,
Cheese sticks parkka parkka romba nalla irummu!!!!

Linda said...

Hi Prema, what a great recipe!! Thanks so much for this -- my daughter too loves cheese sticks and I don't like to buy the frozen. We'll try making these together. Thanks again! :)

Krithika said...

Fantastic ! This is a great recipe.

nisha said...

I am here in first time ...like it very much and thx for sharing it