Fried Cheesecake Bites


1 package 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar for dusting
1 cup strawberry sauce store-bought or homemade


1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the egg and mix until well combined.

2. Shape the cream cheese mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for at least 1 hour, or until firm.

3. Set up a breading station with three shallow dishes: one with crushed graham crackers mixed with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with panko breadcrumbs.

4. Dip each cheesecake ball into the graham cracker mixture, then the egg, and finally coat with panko breadcrumbs. Repeat until all balls are coated.

5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350F 175C. Fry the cheesecake bites in batches until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

6. Dust the fried cheesecake bites with powdered sugar and serve warm with strawberry sauce for dipping.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes | plus freezing time

Kcal: 250 kcal | Servings: 24 bites

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