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Bread Sticks: You Won’t Be Able to Stop at One!

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If you like bread and are fond of fried foods, you will absolutely love these bread sticks. And as the title states: you won’t be able to stop at one! It comes together quickly and easily and is packed with flavor. Because they’re fried, they’re crunchy on the outside, but soft and fluffy on the inside. And the fresh parsley? It just adds loads of flavor.

To make it you’ll need a few pantry staples like flour, baking powder, and eggs. Add some milk, butter, and parsley, and knead to a smooth dough. You then roll, slice, and fry! It’s an impressive appetizer to serve your guests, and so yummy, that they will be coming back for more!

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Tips

Make it gluten-free by using gluten-free flour, or almond flour. If you prefer, use whole-wheat flour. The breadsticks will be slightly nuttier and darker in color.

The frying time will depend on the thickness of the breadsticks. If you make them thinner, reduce the fry time. Thinner breadsticks will also be crunchier.

If you prefer more crunch or flavor, you can sprinkle seasoning or seeds on the breadsticks. Use sesame seeds, freshly grated parmesan, black pepper, Everything Bagel Seasoning, or nigella seeds (onion seeds).

Feel free to add other herbs like basil, cilantro, oregano, or thyme.

Make sure to use a neutral oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures like canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, or corn oil. Use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F. The oil should also not be too cold, otherwise, the breadsticks will absorb too much oil, making them oily.

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How To Make Bread Sticks

Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and baking powder) in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix until the dough comes together.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch, then cut it into 1-inch strips.

Fry in hot oil until cooked through.

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How To Store Bread Sticks

Store leftover breadsticks at room temperature for up to 2 days. Store in an airtight container or wrap tightly with plastic wrap.

Can You Freeze Breadsticks?

Yes, you can! To freeze the breadsticks, allow them to cool completely, then wrap them with plastic and freeze them for up to 2 months. Re-crisp the in a low-medium oven for 10 minutes.

Ingredients

Egg
1
2% milk
100ml
Butter
1 tsp
Feta cheese
50g
Cheddar Cheese
100g
Parsley
Baking powder
10g
salt
Flour
2 cups

Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl and whisk.

Add the egg, butter, cheese, and parsley.

Mix through until all the ingredients are combined.

Roll the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch. Use a pizza or pastry cutter and cut the dough into 1-inch strips.

Heat oil for shallow frying. Lower the dough sticks into the hot oil.

Fry until the top starts turning golden.

Turn and continue to fry until cooked through.

Drain the breadsticks on towel paper before serving.

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