Cole Saladino/Thrillist

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.