Chef of the Month George Duran’s Deep Fried Cheese Cake Nuggets

Sometimes you just have to ignore your desire to eat healthy and give in to your love of all things sweet and rich. If you’re going to have one cheat day, be sure to add this recipe for Deep Fried Cheese Cake Nuggets to your list of guilty pleasures.

Freeze: 1 hour / Prep: 10 minutes / Cook: 5 minutes / Yield: 8 to 10 servings

You’d think that deep frying one of the richest desserts in creation would be overkill. You’d be wrong. Enough said.


  • Deep Fried Cheese Cake Nuggets1 7-inch purchased cheesecake, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Peanut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs (aka Japanese-style bread crumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon cinammon (optional)
  • Raspberry Coulis
  • Purchased Chocolate Sauce

Place cheese cake pieces in the freezer for about 1 hour until really cold. Heat oil to 365 degrees.  Mix Panko breadcrumbs with cinnamon.  Beat egg with milk. Dip cheesecake into milk then roll inside the bowl of breadcrumbs.

Deep fry for approximately 20-30 seconds, until golden brown. Serve immediately!

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