Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cheese Sticks Two Ways

I had been seeing people making cheese sticks by wrapping string cheese in wonton wrappers for quite awhile. It took some time, but I finally got around to trying it. I'm so glad I did!!

I've seen them both ways, fried and baked. So I tried both!

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Cheese Sticks
String Cheese
Wonton Wrappers
oil for frying (if you're frying!)
Dipping Sauces

Cut each string cheese into thirds.
Roll into wonton wrappers.

Now either fry in oil heated to 350F until golden.

Or...

Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spritz with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and bake at 400F for 15 minutes or until golden.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

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First you need these...
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Cut the string cheese sticks into thirds
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Place a wonton wrapper on plate or cutting board in front of you as shown below.

Moisten the tip of your finger with water and trace around the edge of the wonton wrapper.

Place a piece of cheese near the bottom of the wonton wrapper.
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Fold up the bottom of the wrapper over the cheese.
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Fold in the sides.
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Roll it up tight.
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Repeat until you run out of cheese or wrappers or until you have as many as you'd like.

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Now for baking, lay them out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Spray them with oil olive. Then sprinkle with kosher salt. Or whatever salt you like!
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Into the oven, preheated to 400F for 15 minutes. Turn them half way through.

But pay attention to them, they might leak a little.
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Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauces!
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Now if you're frying... heat your oil to 350F and fry a few at a time.

Be sure to not overcrowd the pan.
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Drain on a paper towel
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And serve with your favorite dipping sauces!
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At first I was thinking that the baked ones would be really lame.

But both were really good!!

Fried of course is amazing, because everything is really good fried. They're crispy and melty and gooey. Totally delicious!

But the baked one were also wicked good. They're chewy and salty and creamy. So good!

The kids swarmed on these and devoured both kinds in a matter of minutes.

Try them both ways and see which way your family prefers!

3 comments:

Patti T. said...

I never heard of doing it like this, a great idea! My family loves to order cheese sticks when we are out, I will have to make this for them.

Danielle Imstuffed said...

omg...how come I've never seen these done before? what an awesome way to make cheese sticks!

Phô mai que said...

Your cheese sticks look so yummy. I've always been in love with this food. Thanks for the recipe!