Fiery Cheese Bites

Fiery Cheese Bites

Serves: 6 people
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Fiery Cheese Bites


  • 8 ounces shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 3 jalapenos, deseeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


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Fans of spicy! You're going to be obsessed with these Fiery Cheese Bites.
  1. In a large bowl, combine pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, hot sauce and cream cheese. Form 1 1/2 inch balls. Freeze cheese balls until hard.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and egg. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and paprika.
  3. Fill a deep pot halfway with oil. Heat until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Remove cheese balls from freezer. Coat first in flour, then milk and finally bread crumbs.
  5. Carefully add coated balls to hot oil. Fry in small batches for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Allow cooling for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!