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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mexican Fried Cheese

I love cheese, I mean a real cheese fanatic! So when I discovered a cheese you could fry without all the hassle of breading and deep frying. I'm there! This is a perfect weekend snack. Okay...It's good any day of the week.

I bought some Mexican frying cheese, it's called Queso De Freier. Just slice it in finger size slices.
I did brush a little oil in the pan just to make sure it didn't stick.
Let it get a nice golden color before you turn it. I can you tell it's golden until you turn it. Well let it fry on medium heat for a couple of minutes, it will release fairly easy once it starts to brown. Turn it on all sides, watching it the whole time so it won't brown too much. When you remove it from the heat place it on a paper towel to absorb some of the excess oil, if any. Serve it with salsa! It has a slightly salty, mild flavor. Crispy on the outside an nice and soft on the inside. Perfect for snacking! It also tastes good with your favorite fruit preserves.

Hope you enjoy it! We did. Maranda liked it too. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the warming weather, while snacking on cheese.

Edited to add: I found out that the queso de freir cheese is from Dominican Republic, I thought it was Mexican because it was there with the queso blanco and queso cotija cheese. So I probably should rename it to Caribbean Fried Cheese!

I also tried my hand at Korean Sushi. It tasted great but I still need to work on the presentation. I'll keep you posted on my progress!