Easy Cheese Sticks

Easy Cheese Sticks

1 lb. Monterey jack, Cheddar, Swiss or mozzarella cheese,
cut into 3 x 1/2-inch sticks
Vegetable oil
1 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
Marinara sauce, if desired

Place cheese sticks on tray; freeze at least 1 hour.

Heat 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in large heavy saucepan or follow manufacturer’s direction for deep fryer.

Beat Bisquick mix, paprika, milk and egg until smooth. Dip cheese, 1 stick at a time, into batter, covering cheese completely.

Fry 8 to 10 sticks at a time 1 to 2 minutes, turning carefully, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Let stand 3 minutes before serving. Serve with marinara sauce.