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Fried Cheese Sticks

Fried Cheese Sticks on the Traeger

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Crispy on the outside and unbelievably oozy and melted on the inside, these fried cheese sticks are the perfect indulgent treat to eat while watching a big game. Cooked on the Traeger, cleanup is a breeze!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Freezing time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Traeger grill
  • Cast Iron skillet or Dutch Oven
  • Cookie sheet & wire rack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound mozzarella or Oaxaca cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Truff oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons Garlic Junkie seasoning
  • 2 cups neutral oil for frying
  • Truff Spicy Arribiatta sauce for serving
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a Traeger Grill to at least 400*
  • Place an empty cast iron pan or Dutch oven in the grill to heat with the grillPrepare the cheese while the grill preheats
  • Cut the block of cheese into ⅓ inch square matchsticks
  • In three bowls, prepare your breading ingredients: 1) beaten egg, milk and a splash of Truff oil 2) flour seasoned with salt & pepper 3) seasoned breadcrumbs with Garlic Junkie seasoning mixed in
  • Put a wire rack over a cookie sheet or tray
  • Coat the cheese sticks by rolling them in flour, then egg mixture, then breadcrumbs
  • Be sure that all sides are well coated and there are no gaps in the seasoning
  • Arrange the coated cheese on the prepared wire rack and continue with the remaining cheese
  • Place the cookie sheet/rack and coated cheese in the freezer for about 15 minutes until very cold and firm
  • While the cheese chills add the oil to the preheated pan (about 1” deep) and allow it to get very hot
  • Fry the sticks in small batches in the hot oil, turning to brown them evenly
  • Transfer the fried cheese to a wire rack or paper towels, season with salt and arrange them on a platter
  • Continue cooking the remaining cheese sticks and serve them with hot tomato sauce for dipping

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