Crispy Homemade Fried Cheese Bites

Crispy Homemade Fried Cheese Bites


Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with these irresistible Crispy Homemade Fried Cheese Bites! Perfectly crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these little nuggets of cheesy goodness are sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a tasty snack for yourself.


  • 8 ounces of your favorite cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or pepper jack)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Cut the cheese into bite-sized cubes or sticks, about 1-inch in size.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs until well beaten.
  3. In another shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Dredge each cheese cube in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  5. Dip the floured cheese cubes into the beaten eggs, ensuring they are fully coated.
  6. Roll the cheese cubes in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere the breadcrumbs to the cheese.
  7. Place the breaded cheese cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least 30 minutes. This step helps the cheese maintain its shape during frying.
  8. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350°F (175°C).
  9. Carefully add the frozen cheese cubes to the hot oil in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the fryer.
  10. Fry the cheese cubes for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  11. Using a slotted spoon, remove the fried cheese bites from the oil and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  12. Serve the Homemade Fried Cheese Bites hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as marinara, ranch, or honey mustard.