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Grilled Cheese Sticks and The Best Grilling Cheeses

Grilled cheese sticks are a quick yet healthy snack or starter that can be served with honey, molasses, or chimichurri sauce. Plus, get the list for the best grilling cheeses.
Course:Appetizer
Cuisine:American
Keywords:grilled cheese sticks, grilling cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories96 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill or griddle

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz paneer or halloumi cheese sliced into thick sticks (about 0.78 x 3-inch or 2 x 8 cm)
  • Vegetable oil to brush
  • Chimichurri sauce molasses (black treacle), or simply honey (which is much milder than molasses)

Instructions

  • If using paneer cheese, taste it first. If necessary, sprinkle salt on top of the sticks after grilling or brine in salty water and pat the sticks dry before grilling because paneer can be quite low in salt. If using halloumi cheese, soak sticks in cold water for about 30-60 minutes and then pat dry before grilling because halloumi is quite salty.
  • Grill cheese sticks on a griddle (or grill) brushed with vegetable oil at medium to medium-high heat for about 2 minutes per side or until grilling marks can be seen.
    grilled cheese sticks with grill marks cooking on the grill
  • Garnish grilled cheese sticks with chimichurri sauce (the South American pesto) or with molasses or honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.75g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 10.4g | Sodium: 265mg
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