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Ten shamelessly appetizing cheese dishes

Cheese can make any dish special and flavorful. We even use it to make some foods more appetizing for our choosy children. They may even want a second helping!

Bright Side has found ten yummy cheese dishes that are absolutely irresistible for both children and adults. 

Cheese sticks

Ingredients:

  • 230g of Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • Seed oil for frying
  • Marinara sauce

Instructions:

  1. Cut the cheese into 8 strips.
  2. Coat them in the flour, then shake off the extra flour. 
  3. Drop each piece in a bowl of whisked egg, and coat them in the breadcrumbs. 
  4. Heat up a frying pan or a pot, then add seed oil (it should cover the sticks completely).
  5. Fry each side of the stick for about a minute until a golden crust appears. 
  6. Dry the sticks on paper towels. Serve with marinara sauce. 

Source: food

Crispy cheese potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 8 washed potatoes
  • 230g of grated cheese
  • 500g of sliced bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour cream and spring onion for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 240°C.
  2. Pierce the potatoes with a fork many times. Sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper. 
  3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until the peel is crispy. Let them cool down. 
  4. Cut the potatoes into halves. Take the flesh out with a spoon - there should be about 0.5 inch in thickness left. Sprinkle the halves with the olive oil on both sides and bake for 5 to 7 minutes more. The potatoes should turn a golden color inside.
  5. Place the cheese and bacon into the halves and put them in the oven for 2 minutes, until the cheese melts. Serve the dish with the sour cream and chopped onion. 

Source: bonappetit

Fish with a cheese crust

Ingredients:

  • 1kg of fish fillets
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g of cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 150g of flour
  • Parsley
  • A pinch of fish spices

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle the fish with the juice from a lemon and the spices. Put it in the fridge for 20 to 40 minutes. 
  2. Whisk the eggs and add the finely grated cheese. 
  3. Coat the fillets in the flour and then the cheese batter
  4. Fry each side of the fish with butter for 5 to 7 minutes.

Source: edimdoma

Risotto and cheese arancini

Ingredients:

  • 400g of risotto
  • 50g of Mozzarella (you will need the cheese in a bar, not balls)
  • 1 egg
  • 50g of breadcrumbs
  • 300ml of oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Cut the Mozzarella into small cubes. 
  2. Whisk the egg.
  3. Grab a bit of risotto and make it into a flat sheet on your palm. Put a piece of cheese in the middle and make a ball. It will be easy, because risotto is quite sticky. 
  4. Put the formed balls on a plate. 
  5. Heat up the oil in a pan. The oil should cover half of a ball. To check if the oil is hot, drop some water in it - the oil should sizzle immediately (be careful!). 
  6. Drop the balls into the egg batter and coat them in the breadcrumbs. Then put them in the oil immediately. Turn the balls over with a skimmer - they should fry evenly.
  7. Place the balls on paper towels to drain the extra oil. 

Source: andychef

Roasted chicken with Parmesan

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • A pinch of dried garlic
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 halves of chicken breast (without the skin)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease a baking mold with oil. 
  2. Combine the oil and garlic. Mix together the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, basil, and pepper in another bowl. 
  3. Drop each piece of meat into the oil, then coat in the breadcrumbs. 
  4. Place the chicken in the baking mold, and sprinkle it with the rest of the coating.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes. The moisture should be clear and the meat will turn a golden color. 

Source: allrecipes

Squash souffle with cheese

Ingredients:

  • 500ml of cream (15% fat)
  • 120g of Parmesan
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 5 squashes

Instructions:

  1. Wash and peel the squashes. Finely grate them.
  2. Separate the egg whites from their yolks. Whisk the egg whites to create stiff peaks. 
  3. Combine the egg yolks with the grated cheese. Retain some cheese for the topping. 
  4. Combine the squashes with the cream, cheese, flour, salt, and pepper. Carefully add the whisked whites and mix from the bottom upwards.
  5. Put the batter into molds, and sprinkle them with the cheese. Bake the souffles for 20 to 30 minutes at 180°C. It's better to serve them hot. 

Source: edimdoma

Quesadilla

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Tortillas
  • 1 cup of grated Cheddar
  • Salsa sauce
  • Sour cream

Instructions:

  1. Grab a skillet where you can place the tortilla. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter in the skillet. 
  2. Fry one side of the tortilla, and then take it off the stove.
  3. Place the rest of the butter in the skillet, and fry the other tortilla. 
  4. Place the cheese on the tortilla and cover it with the other tortilla. Press it with your fingers to melt the cheese. 
  5. Cut the quesadilla into triangles. 
  6. Pour on the salsa and/or sour cream.

Source: food

Cheese pasta baked in the oven

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 3 glasses of milk
  • 3 glasses of water
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 500g of pasta
  • 2 cups of grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 240°C. Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a large pan, then add the flour and fry it for a minute. Add the milk and water. Bring it to a boil, set the lowest temperature and cook the sauce, stirring, for 10 minutes. When it thickens, add salt and pepper. 
  2. Put the pasta and 1/2 cup of cheese in a baking mold. Pour on the sauce and cover the mold with foil. Bake the pasta for about 20 minutes until it's done.
  3. Melt the rest of the butter in the pan. Add the garlic, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix everything well. 
  4. Take the foil off the mold. Add the rest of the cheese and breadcrumbs. 
  5. Bake until the crust turns a golden color. 

Source: bonappetit

French onion soup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of low-fat butter
  • 6 onions (sliced into thin half-moons)
  • 8 or 10 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • 4 cups of beef stock
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of sliced ciabatta (or any other bread) 
  • 3 cups of grated cheese

Instructions:

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the onion, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, for about 30 minutes until the onion is soft and brown. 
  2. Add the flour and cook for 1 or 2 minutes more. Pour in the white wine and bring it to a boil, stirring. Add the beef and chicken stocks and simmer the dish for 30 minutes. Season it with salt and pepper. 
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cubes of bread on it. Toast them for 3 to 5 minutes until they get crunchy. 
  4. Take the thyme sprigs out of the soup. Pour the soup into heatproof serving pots. Top them with the toasted bread and sprinkle with the cheese. 
  5. Place the pots in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese melts. 

Quick cheese snack

Ingredients:

  • Oil for frying
  • Parsley
  • 2 egg whites
  • A dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of flour or breadcrumbs for coating
  • 100g of cheese

Instructions:

  1. Grate the cheese. Cool the egg whites and whisk them together with salt. 
  2. Add the cheese and mix everything together. Season it with salt and pepper if desired. 
  3. Make small balls, coat them in the flour (or breadcrumbs). 
  4. Heat up the oil in a pan and fry the balls evenly, turning them over with a fork. Do not fry more than 3 balls at one time. Let the fried balls dry on paper towels.
  5. Serve with chopped parsley.


 

Source edimdoma