Saturday, June 13, 2009

Queso frito (Fried cheese)

Queso frito is a common component of the Dominican breakfast, for this you will need authentic Dominican "queso de freir", a salty, stringy cheese that does not melt easily. A good "queso de freir" will keep its shape when deep fried, but as some times it is not necessarily the case we present you here a simple trick to make it a successful experience.

Time: 15 Mins
Difficulty: Easy
Serve: 4 people

Before starting to cook: No previous preparation is necessary.

  • 12 slices of queso de freir. (Provolone, Mozzarella, Gruyere, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup of oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch

***There are many different type of cheese to buy for this dish, try: Queso Blanco (Costco Stores).***

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Cover the slices with corn starch and shake off the excess. Fry in the hot oil on one side until it turns golden brown. Turn and repeat. Do not add many slices at the same time as the oil must remain very hot to prevent the cheese from staying in the oil for too long.
  2. Serve hot with mangú.

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