Philippine-style cheese sticks

It’s weird what you end up making from leftovers in the fridge. About two weeks ago, I posted about my special fried rice with longganisa and peas. The other day, I made cheese sticks from leftover goat cheese.

Have you ever had these? Very easy to make. Obviously, you need cheese — I really enjoyed the flavor of the goat cheese, but parmesan, asiago or peccorino romano would work, too — lumpia wrapper (the thinner the better) and cooking oil for frying.


Cut the wrappers in half, cross-wise, so you get triangles. The cheese needs to be sliced about a quarter of an inch wide and maybe 2 inches long. Place the cheese in the wrapper, fold the ends toward the middle so they overlap and roll. You can seal the ends with water. Heat the oil to medium-high. Fry until golden brown, which should take about 3-5 minutes.

You can store these in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer and just toss a few in the frying pan when you’re craving a crunch.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Betis Boy says:

    yup. they're a staple at children's birthday parties. and i think at one time the fishball and squidball vendors in UP (or was it in Guagua) also sold them. didn't the goat cheese run out? cheddar always works for these. they are best eaten with a mayo-ketchup dip. ha.ha. what's with you and rolls? 😀 crepes, spring rolls, lumpiang shanghai, cheese sticks 🙂


  2. Guagua Girl says:

    really? i don't think i ever had them at a children's party. anyway, i didn't use spreadable goat cheese. this one's hardened, aged. has a bit of a nutty flavor, which worked very well in the cheese sticks. and no dips, that's a bit of an overkill.

    as for the rolls, it's probably because i usually have wrappers stashed in the freezer in case 😛


  3. Betis Boy says:

    talaga? no dip? balamu kulang…
    j's chili version sounds interesting.
    i'm thinking of putting a bacon strip as well. 😀


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