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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tailgating Time & bringing back Mexican Fried Cheese

Time for the playoffs and Tailgating Time week # 20 - The the play offs continue, and so does good food, and a pitcher full of cold ones! Everyone is getting ready with some great ideas for The Super Bowl! Bring over your famous recipes for you favorite foods and party things!

It has been awhile since we had Mexican fried cheese so I thought I would bring it to Tailgating Time.
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 tailgating or not. 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.
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!

See I got it a little too brown, but I liked it anyway! Hope you enjoy it! We did.

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Can't wait to see what you bring!

Tailgating Time is brought to you this week by:
Martha at ~ Seaside Simplicity
Tamy at ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
Me here at ~ The Tiny Skillet
Debbie at ~Dinning with Debbie