Do you own a deep fryer yet? Because, this month-long deep-fried Chanukah extravaganza is really a big plot to convince the masses that they need a deep fryer in their home. Nope, no one paid me to say that. I just think it’s a necessity. So, today I bring you the nauty-est Chanukah recipe ever: Deep Fried Cheddar Cheese. Yes, you heard me. Deal with it.
Do you remember that crazy sufganiyot post where I made six different kinds all thanks to Crafted Kosher sending me some super crazy kosher goodies? Well, I wasn’t done. They also sent me this double ale cheddar cheese. There are so many great things to make with cheddar cheese, but this cheese is like a kiss to the tastebuds, a full-on *muah*. Should I shred it and smother something with it? Nah. This cheese can stand on its own. Let’s just deep fry it instead.
Y’all, I can do this because I own a deep fryer. If you are Jewish and celebrate Chanukah in any fashion or form, heaven’s to betsey get yourself one already! Besides, did you know that a deep fryer is better for you than pan frying? I don’t know that for a fact either, but someone told me once and I believe it.
Deep Fried Cheddar Cheese is going to make you sing “Hallelujah!” Believe me. It’s going to be the best Hallelujah you’ve ever sung. You’re going to sing it so well, you’ll get tired of being the best at singing “Hallelujah.” In all seriousness though, when I popped one of these in mouth fresh out of the fryer, I made an involuntarily grunt of satisfaction. You have never tasted something so good. To be honest, that’s the best way to eat it. After it has cooled, it still tastes pretty good, but not like fresh from the fryer. Excuse me while I drool over the memories.
Okay, I’m back! Do this. Make this. Deep Fried Cheddar Cheese is what your Chanukah has been missing all this time. Pin the pic below.
- • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- • 1 egg plus
- • 1 tsp water
- • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
- • ½ cup matzo meal
- • Canola oil for deep-frying
- • Salt and Pepper
- Heat your oil in a deep-fryer to 360 degrees F. If you are heating your oil in a pot, make sure to heat at least 2 inches of oil, and test the temperature with a candy thermometer.
- Combine flour, egg and water, whisking until smooth.
- Have 3 prepared dishes in the following order: cheese, flour mixture, matzo meal.
- Skewer a cube of cheese with a tooth pick or wooden skewer. Dip it in the flour mixture until fully covered, then coat in the matzo meal until fully covered.
- Drop the cube of cheese into the fryer, and loosen from the skewer or toothpick with another skewer or toothpick.
- Fry for 1 minute on each side.
- Remove from oil onto prepared paper towels to soak up the oil.
- Season with salt and pepper.