Prep Time 45 min
Cook Time 45 Min
Servings 4-1/2
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE water, salt and cornmeal in a heavy saucepan; mix until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very stiff, thick, and pulls away from sides of pan (4 to 7 minutes).

  • Step 2

    REMOVE from heat. Add cheese; stir until melted.

  • Step 3

    PAT mixture evenly into ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Let stand uncovered 30 minutes at room temperature. Do not chill dough.

  • Step 4

    CUT into 3 lengthwise sections and 18 crosswise strips.

  • Step 5

    HEAT shortening to 365ºF in a deep saucepan or deep fryer.

  • Step 6

    ADD sticks to hot shortening, one at a time, frying 3 sticks at a time for 3 minutes or until golden brown. (If sticks run together, cut apart after frying.) Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Serving size
(1 snack stick)

  • Calories 45
  • Calories from Fat25g
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 55mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 4g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet