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Cinnamon/ Sugar Crusted Queso de Freir (Cartola)

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 10-ounce package Tropical Queso de Freir
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup prepared Dulce de Leche, warmed
  • Fresh strawberries, each cut in half

Preparation:

On shallow plate combine sugar and cinnamon until blended.

Peel bananas. Cut each one in half lengthwise; then again in half crosswise. In 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in 1 tablespoon hot butter, cook banana pieces until golden brown, adding more butter if necessary, turning once. Remove bananas to plate.

Cut Queso de Freir into ½-inch-thick slices. In same skillet over medium-high heat, in hot oil, cook cheese slices until well browned on both sides. Remove to cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat well on both sides.

To serve, place four banana pieces on serving plate; top with a cinnamon- sugar coated cheese slice. Repeat with remaining bananas and cheese. Serve with dulce de leche and strawberries. Serves 4.