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Panko Crusted Fried Cheese Sticks

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

Pair with some marinara sauce for a truly saucy experience!

Friend Panko Cheesesticks

 2 wedges Nuts For Cheese Red Rind, frozen
 1 cup flour
 2 cups panko
 ½ tbsp chili powder
 1 tbsp garlic powder
 ½ tbsp smoked paprika
 ½ tbsp dried oregano
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp pepper
 1 cup plant-based milk
 ½ cup marinara
 ¼ cup olive oil

Remove the cheese from your freezer and let sit for a few minutes. You’ll want the cheese hard but not too hard that it cracks when you cut it in slices.


Place the flour in a bowl, the milk in a separate bowl and in a third bowl mix the panko, chili, garlic, smoked paprika, oregano, salt and pepper and mix to combined.


Cut the cheese in slices that resemble thick cut sticks of cheese.


Take each cheese stick, one at a time, and place in the flour, followed by soaking it in the milk and then rolling it in the panko until fully coated. Set aside. Repeat for all of the sticks.


Meanwhile heat a deep skillet over medium until hot.


Add oil.


One at a time add the panko crusted cheese to the hot oil. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked all the way.


Remove from heat and place on a plate that’s lined with paper towel (to absorb the oil). Serve with marinara.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 706
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39.3g61%

Saturated Fat 18.5g93%
Cholesterol 1mg1%
Sodium 1240mg52%
Potassium 473mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 76.6g26%

Dietary Fiber 8.6g35%
Sugars 9.9g
Protein 15.1g31%

Calcium 12%
Iron 36%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.