Fried Havarti Cheese Bites

Fried Havarti Cheese Bites I made this up the other day when I had some hot oil ready to go. Who can argue with fried cheese, and Havarti is my favorite! Let me know your variations on it! Sauces can vary from horseradish based (with ketchup and mayo) to mustard sauces, or really anything you like. Truly, these are divine all by themselves!


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 20 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 15

    YIELD : 15 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 300 degrees F (168 degrees C).

  • Beat water, flour, Cajun seasoning, Italian Seasoning, cayenne pepper, and salt with a whisk in a large bowl until smooth. If batter is too thick, thin with up to 1/4 cup water.

  • Grind French-fried onions and panko crumbs in a food processor until fine; transfer to a bowl.

  • Stir about half the cubed cheese into the batter to coat; remove with a slotted spoon to the breading, and toss to coat.

  • Carefully add a coated cheese cubes to the hot oil in small batches, and fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer fried cheese cubes to a paper towel-covered dish. Reheat oil to 300 degrees F (168 degrees C) and repeat process with remaining cheese cubes.

Per Serving: 190 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 331mg.