Introduction: Doritostix

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In this commercial era, what says Superbowl more than Doritos??

You can have this crunchy cheesy recipe done in 30 min! Move over Rachel Ray! haha

For this recipe, I have taken the simple idea of your everyday homemade cheese sticks and taken it to another level. Instead of traditional mozzarella cheese inside, I have replaced it with Pepper-jack cheese for the same creaminess with a slight kick. And the real twist? I have taken out bread crumbs and used Doritos crumbs instead!

When combined together in your mouth, you basically get the sensation of crispy Doritos and creamy cheese with a kick. I guarantee it will be the first item grabbed at your Superbowl party, and will be gone in 10 min or less depending on how many hungry fans are there. ;)

Pair the Doritostix with your favorite salsa. I found it to combine with the flavors incredibly. I chose Tostino's Mild Salsa.

 ALSO NOTE: This is also a good way to use the left over crumbs in the Doritos bag nobody eats!!! 

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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OK football fans, you'll need.....

 ● 1/2 Doritos bag. OR your left over Doritos bag packed in the back of your pantry. You will need a little over a cup.

●  1 pack of peperjack cheese sticks12oz

● 2/3 cup of All Purpose Flour

● 1/3 cup of Cornstarch

●1/4 cup of water

● 1 Quart of Frying Oil

● 2 eggs (beaten) You naughty eggs!

Step 2: Choose Half the Bag to Go to Their Doom!

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Keep putting handfuls of Doritos into the food processor until  you get about a little over a cup when crumbled. 

The idea here is to get them as POWDERY AS POSSIBLE. The food processor can only do so much. When you take them out keep beating the tar out of them until you get them to a breadcrumb consistency. You can crumble them further by using a spoon and pressing down on them. OR you can use a Mortar and pestle. I do not have one so I had to use a spoon. I found it de-stressing! Or if you have any left over Doritos crumbs in your pantry that nobody wants, i'm telling you, it's perfect to use. 

Remember, this will be the coating for cheese sticks... add whatever kicks or flavors you want! If you want a more Nacho cheese flavor, there's powder you can buy at your everyday grocery store, look for them in the popcorn isle.. Or if you want more kick, feel free to add red pepper flakes. For this round, I kept it simple with just using Doritos. 

Step 3: Combine Your Ingredients

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1)  combine the flour and cornstarch in a medium bowl and stir

2)  combine the 2 beaten eggs and the water in another medium bowl and stir

3) pour the oil in your deep fryer. NOTE: you do not need a deep fryer. You may use a large frying pan if you don't have one. HEAT to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

Wait until the oil starts to pop when you trickle a little flour in it. That means it's goood and ready!

Step 4: FRY TIME

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Open the cheese sticks and cut them into halves. They fry better and hold the Doritos crumbs better. 

Then, give them a bath!

1) completely cover them in the cornstarch and flour
2) then dive them into the beaten naughty eggs,
3) then completely cover them generously in the Doritos crumbs.

Now for a rhyme. THIS NEXT PART IS KEY. REPEAT STEPS  1-3 
In other words, double batter them before you fry! :-)

Doritos crumbs are very coarse even when crumbled. Double battering will help hold them on. Also, if you have time, put them in the fridge for an hour to help hold the Doritos crumbs on. I did not do this because it's not necessarily needed and basing on Superbowl time, I'm sure time will be limited. Plus, I want to focus this recipe on deliciousness in 30 min!

4) Now, ever so gently, place your double battered Doritostix into the fryer one at a time. 
They will be done in 15-30 seconds so don't go away! They like company! 

Step 5: Crunch and Cheesy!

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So, 15-30 seconds later, keep repeating the process and placing each Doritostix in the fryer ONE AT A TIME. If they turned a dark brown that means you over fried. But the good thing is there'll always be the next one. They will be cool enough to eat in 5 minutes.

Garnish with Doritos and Pair with Hot or Mild salsa. Deliciousss~

Cheesy, crunchy, spicy party in my mouth in 30 min! I'm ready for the Superbowl!


IamGutter (author)2014-01-27

Great idea, I will definitely be trying them. When you say to cut them in half, do you mean lengthwise? The picture showing the cheese being dredged in the flour looks long and skinny but the finished product looks short and fat! Thanks!!

patsheldon (author)IamGutter2014-01-27

Good question. Cut them in half vertically. Aka in two halves. The first pictures taken were actually taken before we cut them and discovered the need to cut them in half. Honestly, you probably could get away with not cutting them in half, but it has 2 benefits. 1) holds the crumbs better, and 2) MORE FOOD for everyone ;3

PossibleFire (author)2014-01-27

You are a god. Thankkkkk youuuu !

patsheldon (author)PossibleFire2014-01-27

haha much thanks for YOUR compliment! ;)

paybackiv (author)2014-01-26

Cheddar jack with 4 words: Cool Ranch. Yum yum!

patsheldon (author)paybackiv2014-01-26

That sounds delicious! Way to use Cool Ranch to its potential :)

Shine6 (author)2015-11-27


quickpost (author)2015-10-10

awesome idea ! i like it

quickpost (author)2015-10-10

awesome idea ! i like it

packersmoversdelhi (author)2015-02-28

Yummy.I m loving it

galiliosharma (author)2015-02-22

Toooooo Good

Deepakjuneja (author)2015-01-21

great idea

Deepakjuneja (author)2015-01-21

great idea

bestfriends2458 (author)2015-01-19

i had so much you the best teacher

olivia11 (author)2015-01-14

So Delicious

manishamalhotra (author)2015-01-06


BrianDean (author)2015-01-01

great idea

davis31 (author)2014-12-19

great idea

rose124 (author)2014-12-04


onefraydragons (author)2014-07-14

I'm literally drooling

BARNABASSABA (author)2014-05-23

You Know... I am Not So Foody Person... But This Looks So Delicious

patsheldon (author)BARNABASSABA2014-05-24

Yeah they are very yummy!!

jgensmer (author)2014-03-28

I made these and my fam LOVED them. Thank you thank you thank you for the idea that my family will be enjoying for years to come!

dummy1977 (author)2014-02-25

Oh man...I'm saving this for a rainy night. Great idea : )~

Broker Reviews (author)2014-02-04

I'm going to try dorito crumbs instead of bread crumbs on other things. I'll let you know what worked best.

Sounds good Broker, please let me know! =)

kyle brinkerhoff (author)2014-02-05


dunning117 (author)2014-02-02

Best idea ever. Couldn't stop making and eating these at the Super Bowl party tonight. Everyone loved them. They made my night after the Broncos ruined it.

patsheldon (author)dunning1172014-02-03

Aww! Thank you so much, I'm glad they made your night! But i'm pretty sure they wouldn't help Peyton's night! >o< lol

lojynx (author)2014-01-30

did these on a whim... used the spicey nacho doritos... Bomb! one down side there so god there weren't any leftovers

patsheldon (author)lojynx2014-01-31

haha yeah, they were good, and gone in a few precious minutes for us too!

CommanderCookie (author)2014-01-31

I NEED to make this..

AmandaFayefx (author)2014-01-28

they look so good, and so bad at the same time, I will have to try this for sure lol

patsheldon (author)AmandaFayefx2014-01-28

well I used lower fat pepper-jack cheese, and then use canola oil. I mean it's bad, but the better side of bad. ;) and it was delicous!

GCLumpkin (author)2014-01-27


patsheldon (author)GCLumpkin2014-01-27

Thank you for the nice compliment :)

sheripres (author)2014-01-27

What a great Idea! I will definitely be making these! Thanks for sharing! :)

patsheldon (author)sheripres2014-01-27

thanks for trying them out! =)

Wheatridge (author)2014-01-26

Absolutely a fabulous idea. I will let you know next Sunday how they are appreciated.

patsheldon (author)Wheatridge2014-01-26

Thank you! I hope they turn out fantastic for you!

jhartbev (author)2014-01-24

honestly, I just put them through the food processor once and left it at me lazy I dont care lol I paired it with salsa as suggested(great call) and some ranch. I was thinking maybe id like to try this recipe with jalapeño chips. yum!

patsheldon (author)jhartbev2014-01-25

I think jalapeño chips would be a very good call! It's obvious I love spicy food! :) Let me know how it turns out if you do!

kawaiilover (author)2014-01-24

This looks so yummy, only after I found out Doritos had Romano cheese and blue cheese in it, I got grossed out. I hate blue cheese! :)

patsheldon (author)kawaiilover2014-01-25

Ah yes well the beauty of this is you don't even have to use Doritos. You can use your favorite chip! As long as it's crunchy, it'll work. ;)

jhartbev (author)2014-01-24

I made these on a whim and they turned out great! my company loved them, they didnt even last 15 mins.i used normal mozzarella cheese sticks and a cheddar jack mix.double battering is a must . awesome recipe! thank you for sharing

patsheldon (author)jhartbev2014-01-24

Thanks so much for trying them so quickly! Yeah, they turn out awesome but you really need to get the crumbs as powdery as possible don't ya? But they are crunchy and yummy. Thank you so very much for your support. It is appreciated! =D

Muniosi (author)2014-01-24

Genius idea! I'll have to make this sometime!

patsheldon (author)Muniosi2014-01-24

Thanks so much! They turned out really good! I don't think you'll be disappointed =)

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