Fried Jack

"A Mexican version of the traditional favorite, mozzerella sticks. These are very good as an appetizer or a snack or to serve along with a Mexican meal."
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20 appetizers




  • Cut cheese into rectangular sticks or one inch cubes.
  • Place the cheese pieces in a bowl and pour the milk over the cheese, coating thoroughly.
  • Remove cheese from milk and coat with flour.
  • Quickly dip in milk again and roll each piece in bread crumbs.
  • In a medium to large saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches of oil to med-high heat.
  • Quickly fry a few pieces of cheese at a time, about 1 minute or until golden.
  • Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with salsa, if desired.

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  1. riffraff
    After I got the hang of it these got easier to fry. I served with marinara instead of salsa.
  2. Mandi c.
    Wonderful! These have to be the best I've made yet! Mandi
  3. CrazyCyndi
    Awesome! This was a BIG hit at my home. I used mozzarella cheese and took others advice and put them in the freezer after breading for a couple of hours before frying. Will make again and experiment with other cheeses. Thanks so much for sharing! Just what I have been looking for!
  4. mickeydownunder
    These are GREAT!! I too don't like the mess... so what I do is have one Ziplock bag with flour and then remove the cheese with thongs and I have another Ziplock bag with the crumbs and do the same with another pair of thongs. I close the Ziplock and shake before I fry... NOTE: Works well when you do this one piece at a time
  5. ~SwoR~
    I do a similar recipe with the same technique but I freeze them in a single layer on a pan lined with wax/parchment paper for an hour or overnight before frying them. It helps the coating "set" better. Then when you fry them the cheese doesn't ooze out as much before the batter starts to crisp up and brown. The build up of batter is not as bad if you use one hand for dry and the other for wet when doing the coating. I love fried cheese sticks. :)


  1. riffraff
    After I got the hang of it these got easier to fry. I served with marinara instead of salsa.


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