Make These Fried Queso Sticks for Game Day

Fried queso sticks -- Thrillist Recipes
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As I'm a Broncos fan, I was stressing hard when Peyton Manning went out of action in November. Then there was that loss to the Raiders. Morale was low and I knew my compadres would need some extra team spirit. Regular ole chips and guac wouldn't do -- not this Sunday. The only thing that would work would be something blue and orange... and fried.

Enter Velveeta sticks enrobed in crushed blue corn chips and fried to a crisp. With snacks like these, everybody wins. Except the Patriots, they did not win.

Fried queso sticks -- Thrillist Recipes
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Fried Queso Sticks Recipe

Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 32

  • 1-pound block Velveeta cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 eggs, whisked
  • 1 (9-ounce) bag blue tortilla chips, finely crushed
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • Salsa, for serving
  • Cut Velveeta into 2 ½-by-½-inch sticks.
  • Preheat oil to 350℉ in a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot fitted with an oil thermometer.
  • Place flour, eggs, and tortilla chip crumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls. Coat each cheese stick in flour, tap to remove excess, dip in eggs, and dredge in tortilla chips, pressing thoroughly to coat.
  • Fry in batches for 1 to 2 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with salsa.