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Need A Year-End Snack? Try The 5-In-1 Gooey Cheese Stick Recipe!

With new year speeding our way, which means — meeting with friends, dinner plans with family! We have just the perfect gooey cheese sticks recipe that will help you get your family and friends taste buds tingling!

[ Winter is the season when we crave little titbits, it is the cosiness of the evenings and the temptations of the blanket that makes one want to munch something tasty and comforting. And sometimes our minds just want to nibble on some homemade gooey cheese stick recipe. 

 And with new year speeding our way at shooting star speeds, the holiday week means — meeting with friends, dinner plans with family, party with colleagues or just a small get-together with everyone where everyone sits down to chat over chai and catch up.

Ordering in food from your favourite places is not always an option, as restaurants are equally busy with patrons and food delivery personal are overworked.]

Hence, we have just the perfect recipe that will help you get your family and friends taste buds tingling! With this delicious, easy to make, gooey cheese sticks recipe!

Learn how to make a cheesy treat that everyone will love

Delight your taste buds with this cheesy, crunchy snack: cheese sticks! With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious golden-brown treat ready in no time.

Follow along to learn how to make these delectable little bites of cheesy goodness.

Gather the ingredients for the gooey cheese sticks recipe

You won’t need many ingredients to make these gooey cheese sticks. Gather the following before starting the recipe. These include:

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese,
  • All-purpose flour,
  • Egg
  • Italian-style breadcrumbs.

Once you have these items ready, you can begin making the cheesy treats!

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Fried version

  • To begin the cheese stick recipe, prepare a work surface. Sprinkle the all-purpose flour on the counter-top to create an even layer.
  • Next, cut half of the mozzarella block into 16 equal slices.
  • Mix together the cheddar cheese with half of the shredded mozzarella and set aside.
  • Break the egg into a small bowl, then beat until it creates a smooth consistency.
  • Dip each slice of mozzarella into the beaten egg, then lightly coat in flour before pressing it onto the cheese and breadcrumb mixture.
  • Finally, fill a deep fryer with oil at 375°F and fry each cheese stick for three minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Serve these cheesy delights hot with your favourite dipping sauce!

Baked in over version

  • Preheat your oven to 350⁰F. This will ensure that your cheese sticks get nice and crispy on the outside and gooey-gooey inside.
  • While the oven is preheating, take some mozzarella cheese sticks and cut them up into bite-sized pieces.
  • Next, mix together the all-purpose flour, Italian-style breadcrumbs, and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl to make the coating for your cheese sticks.
  • Finally, crack an egg into a separate bowl and whisk it until it is blended together.

With cheese filling

  • To make the dough for your cheese sticks, start by combining the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir until everything is well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add the softened butter and begin to blend together with a stand mixer on low speed. Once it is creamy in texture, gradually add in the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • Next, create the cheese filling by combining both kinds of cheese in a medium bowl. Mix together and then stuff the cheese mixture into each piece of dough that has been cut into rectangles.
  • Place them onto a lined baking sheet and brush them with egg wash before placing them into your preheated oven.

Nugget style

  • Once the dough is complete, sprinkle your work surface with flour and roll out the dough until it’s around a quarter of an inch thick.
  • Then using a sharp knife or pizza wheel cut 1-inch strips.
  • Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet and set aside while you make the cheese mixture for your sticks.
  • Bake for 15 Minutes or Until Golden Brown:
  • Place the baking sheet in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • It’s important to note that all ovens are different, so you may need to adjust the baking time accordingly.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for several minutes before serving. Enjoy your gooey cheese sticks!

 Baked with ham version

  • To assemble the cheese sticks, start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place one defrosted puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured cutting board.
  • Cut along the four lines to make eight rectangles of equal size. Place a slice of cheese in the middle of each rectangle, and two slices of deli ham onto each piece of cheese.
  • Wrap each cheese and ham package with one of the pasty rectangles and fold closed so that the seams are sealed. Each package should look like a pocket or bundle.
  • Transfer to the parchment-lined baking sheet and brush the pastries with an egg wash made up of one egg beaten with a tablespoon of water.
  • Bake them for 25 minutes on medium.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for several minutes before serving. Enjoy your gooey cheese sticks.

Did this simple and easy to build upon recipe make your mouth water? What are you waiting for? Grab a cup of chai and bite into your cheese sticks!

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