Fried Cheese Appetizers

French Fried Cheese Appetizers

1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or 1/4 teaspoon salt
10 oz. assorted cheeses; cut into 36 (3/4 inch) cubes
2 eggs, beaten
Oil for deep frying

In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasoning. Using fork, dip each cheese cube in egg, then in crumb mixture. Dip in egg and crumbs again, making sure cheese is completely coated (a third time may be necessary). Cover, and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. At serving time, heat 2 to 3 inches oil in fondue pot or small saucepan to 375 degrees. Spear cheese cubes with fondue fork; fry 30 to 60 seconds or until coating is golden brown. Cool slightly; transfer to toothpicks. 36 appetizers.

*** Cheddar, Monteray Jack, Muenster, or mozzerella cheese can be used.