Queso Frito (fried cheese)

This recipe is a snap.

And it goes great with mangu (boiled and mashed plantains).  Check out the recipe here!

You’ll need:

  • Queso de Freir (it is a white cheese, a bit more crumbly and salty than mozzarella)
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • Oil for frying
queso de freir

You can buy the cheese at any grocer that serves a Latino population (I bought this package at Costco, go figure.)


Cut the cheese into fat slices (about 12 slices per 18 oz package).  Individually place each slice in bowl of flour.  They don’t need to be completely covered- just a dusting.  Heat 1/4 cup of canola oil in frying pan on high heat.  Place cheese slices in pan (oil should bubble just a bit).  Cook until browned on both sides.


queso frito

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  2. Meliza

    haha!! girl- our whole tribe misses queso frito so bad!! no queso blanco or freier here on the island so i’m going to need some friends to smuggle it over!! Instead of flour, i go for the more decadent approach- dipping it in egg before frying!!

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