This is a recipe that my mother often made. She wasn't too keen on meat, and she didn't like fish. She should have been a vegetarian, the way she felt about meat, but that was considered weird in her circles: excentric, maybe even leftist.
Anyway, not being much of a cook, it was also quick and easy. This is a slightly different version: crispier, less soggy.
Cut some hard cheese into thick sticks, or thick slices, if you prefer. Aged cheese is fine, even if it crumbles a bit! Roll them first in beaten egg, then in flour, back in beaten egg, and lastly in breadcrumbs.
Fry in hot oil until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.
We had them with a potatoes-and-fresh-greens mash.