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!
Enlighten has found ten yummy cheese dishes that are absolutely irresistible for both children and adults.
- 230g of Mozzarella
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
- Seed oil for frying
- Marinara sauce
- Cut the cheese into 8 strips.
- Coat them in the flour, then shake off the extra flour.
- Drop each piece in a bowl of whisked egg, and coat them in the breadcrumbs.
- Heat up a frying pan or a pot, then add seed oil (it should cover the sticks completely).
- Fry each side of the stick for about a minute until a golden crust appears.
- Dry the sticks on paper towels. Serve with marinara sauce.
Crispy cheese potatoes
- 8 washed potatoes
- 230g of grated cheese
- 500g of sliced bacon
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Sour cream and spring onion for serving
- Preheat the oven to 240°C.
- Pierce the potatoes with a fork many times. Sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper.
- Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until the peel is crispy. Let them cool down.
- 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.
- 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.
Fish with a cheese crust
- 1kg of fish fillets
- 4 eggs
- 200g of cheese
- 1 lemon
- 150g of flour
- A pinch of fish spices
- Sprinkle the fish with the juice from a lemon and the spices. Put it in the fridge for 20 to 40 minutes.
- Whisk the eggs and add the finely grated cheese.
- Coat the fillets in the flour and then the cheese batter
- Fry each side of the fish with butter for 5 to 7 minutes.
Risotto and cheese arancini
- 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
- Cut the Mozzarella into small cubes.
- Whisk the egg.
- 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.
- Put the formed balls on a plate.
- 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!).
- 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.
- Place the balls on paper towels to drain the extra oil.
Roasted chicken with Parmesan
- 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)
- Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease a baking mold with oil.
- Combine the oil and garlic. Mix together the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, basil, and pepper in another bowl.
- Drop each piece of meat into the oil, then coat in the breadcrumbs.
- Place the chicken in the baking mold, and sprinkle it with the rest of the coating.
- Bake for about 30 minutes. The moisture should be clear and the meat will turn a golden color.
Squash souffle with cheese