Crispy Cheese Fried Dough Bites

Hello there, food enthusiasts! Let’s dive into a delectable treat that will tantalize your taste buds.

Introducing the Crispy Cheese Fried Dough Bites, a culinary masterpiece that combines the richness of feta cheese, the gooeyness of Monterey Jack, and the crispy warmth of phyllo dough.

With detailed instructions and plenty of servings, you can impress your family and friends with this crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Ready Time

1 hrs


101 servings


  • 1 cup butter, unsalted, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups hot milk
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 (24 ounce) package frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 2 pounds feta cheese, crumbled
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups butter, unsalted, melted and divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley


Begin by melting a generous half cup of unsalted butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, gradually whisk in half a cup of all-purpose flour until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.

Next, heat 4 cups of milk to a simmering temperature.

Slowly pour this hot milk into the flour mixture while continuously stirring to prevent lumps from forming. Continue to cook and stir until the sauce thickens enough to evenly coat a metal spoon.

Season to taste with salt and white pepper, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, prepare a filling by crumbling 2 pounds of feta cheese into a bowl. Stir in 6 egg yolks, 2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 3 tablespoons of melted butter, and a quarter cup of chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).

Unfold the sheets of thawed phyllo dough and cut them into strips approximately 3 inches wide. Keep the dough covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out while working with one sheet at a time.

To assemble the bites, lay out a strip of phyllo dough and brush it with some melted butter.

Place approximately 1 teaspoon of the cheese filling on one end, then fold one corner up to meet the opposite edge. Continue folding the dough in a triangle shape until you reach the end of the strip.

Place the folded bites onto a baking sheet and repeat the process with the remaining phyllo strips.

Bake the cheese fried dough bites for 15-20 minutes, or until they turn a golden brown color. To prepare them ahead of time, simply fold the bites and freeze them until ready to bake.

When ready to serve, bake the frozen bites directly from the freezer.

Nutrional Value

  • Nutritional value per serving (1 bite:
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 12g (6g saturated
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22g (1g fiber, 3g sugar
  • Protein: 10g
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