Have you ever eaten pan-fried cheese and wondered how this salty, crunchy treat was made? Whipping up pan-fried cheese correctly is a delicate process, but it can be done at home even if you're not a professional cook. The short time it takes to pan-fry cheese will make you want to cook it again and again, and try out the process with many different cheeses.
Using a knife and cutting board, cut your preferred cheese into 1/2-inch cubes.
Place a non-stick frying pan on the stove and pour in a thin layer of olive oil. Turn the heat up to medium or medium-high.
Heat the olive oil for a few minutes. Once it starts fizzing, it's time to cook the cheese.
Carefully place the cheese cubes into the frying pan. The cheese should begin to bubble.
Cook for roughly three to five minutes, flipping each side once or twice to ensure even cooking. Remove the pan from heat once the cheese has turned to a golden-brown color.
Take the cheese out of the frying pan and place on a paper towel to soak off the extra oil. Your cheese is now ready to serve!
You can use olive oil, vegetable oil or regular cooking oil. If you want to use shredded or grated cheese, place all the cheese into the frying pan, cook one side for roughly two minutes and then flip it over and cook the other side for the same amount of time. There are many different recipes that can be made with fried cheese. You can eat it straight, or mix it with a salsa or marinara. Eat it with crackers or tortilla chips, or use it to dress a salad.
Nick Callos has been a writer and researcher for over six years, previously working for his school newspaper and now as an online contributor. Callos graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and obtained minors in history, philosophy and Chinese.