That cheese doesn't change one bit when fried. And you wouldn't want it to.
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Fried Ritz Bits Recipe

Total Time:  15 minutes
Yield:  5 cups


  • 1 quart peanut oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9.5-ounce) box cheddar Ritz Bits


  • Heat peanut oil in deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to 375℉.
  • Combine milk, vinegar, and vegetable oil in a small bowl. Whisk together 1 cup flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Place Ritz Bits in a large bowl and add remaining 1/2 cup flour. Shake until all crackers are coated.
  • Working with one handful at a time, dip floured Ritz Bits into batter and let excess drip off. Carefully drop them into the hot oil and fry until golden, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Eat immediately!
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