I saw photos of deep fried chili sticks a while back, which looked like mozzarella sticks. When I attempted to make them, however, I found that cutting frozen chili into sticks was much harder than you might think. That’s when I said screw it and cut the block in half and made a massive deep fried chili block of yummy goodness.
If you like crispy, crunchy, deep fried foods this one’s for you! While I try to stay away from a lot of canned foods and cook them myself, Hormel Chili is damn tasty and saved me a ton of time.
Once you try this recipe, deep fried chili will surely become one of your game time snacks.
Deep Fried Chili
Start off by spreading out your chili in your nonstick bread pan
Slice up the Velveeta and spread it throughout the chili every inch or so
Place in the freezer overnight
Remove frozen chili from freezer and turn the pan upside down. Tap around the edges to loosen up the chili until it falls out
Now you should have a frozen chili-sicle
Cover with flour, then eggs, panko, and place in the deep fryer at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown
Carefully remove and place in the oven at 350 for an additional 15 minutes so that the inside cooks
Let cool a few minutes and enjoy