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. 

Cheese sticks

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Ingredients:

  • 230g of Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • Seed oil for frying
  • Marinara sauce

Instructions:

  1. Cut the cheese into 8 strips.
  2. Coat them in the flour, then shake off the extra flour. 
  3. Drop each piece in a bowl of whisked egg, and coat them in the breadcrumbs. 
  4. Heat up a frying pan or a pot, then add seed oil (it should cover the sticks completely).
  5. Fry each side of the stick for about a minute until a golden crust appears. 
  6. Dry the sticks on paper towels. Serve with marinara sauce. 

Source: food

Crispy cheese potatoes

bonappetit

Ingredients:

  • 8 washed potatoes
  • 230g of grated cheese
  • 500g of sliced bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour cream and spring onion for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 240°C.
  2. Pierce the potatoes with a fork many times. Sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper. 
  3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until the peel is crispy. Let them cool down. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 

Source: bonappetit

Fish with a cheese crust

roxyskitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1kg of fish fillets
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g of cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 150g of flour
  • Parsley
  • A pinch of fish spices

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle the fish with the juice from a lemon and the spices. Put it in the fridge for 20 to 40 minutes. 
  2. Whisk the eggs and add the finely grated cheese. 
  3. Coat the fillets in the flour and then the cheese batter
  4. Fry each side of the fish with butter for 5 to 7 minutes.

Source: edimdoma

Risotto and cheese arancini

andychef

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. Cut the Mozzarella into small cubes. 
  2. Whisk the egg.
  3. 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. 
  4. Put the formed balls on a plate. 
  5. 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!). 
  6. 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.
  7. Place the balls on paper towels to drain the extra oil. 

Source: andychef

Roasted chicken with Parmesan

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Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease a baking mold with oil. 
  2. Combine the oil and garlic. Mix together the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, basil, and pepper in another bowl. 
  3. Drop each piece of meat into the oil, then coat in the breadcrumbs. 
  4. Place the chicken in the baking mold, and sprinkle it with the rest of the coating.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes. The moisture should be clear and the meat will turn a golden color. 

Source: allrecipes

Squash souffle with cheese