What is Queso de Freír?
Tropical Queso de Freír is a national favorite. It has the reputation of being the highest quality and most consistent frying cheese in the country.
Tropical Queso de Freír fries to a crispy, golden brown – no breading is necessary! It’s widely consumed in Caribbean countries, but its flavor and qualities have made it a staple in Hispanic and not Hispanic homes alike.
Queso de Freír is traditionally served for breakfast with eggs, salami and smashed green plantains (Mangu) in Dominican Republic, but can also be enjoyed alone as a snack or part of any meal.
How to fry it?
First of all, you’ll love to know that Queso de Freír doesn’t need to be breaded. Its consistency and flavor make it ideal for frying or deep-frying, as well as pan-seared or pan-fried. When it turns golden brown, it will be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
How to use Queso de Freír?
As the name says it, Queso de Freír is perfect for frying, but can also be grilled or pan-seared.
It’s a main ingredient in the traditional Dominican breakfast, a versatile at any brunch, and a delicious crunchy touch to any meal. It’s a great snack that can be paired with various dipping sauces, and it becomes the surprise ingredient at the BBQ party when guests come for more.
Queso de Freír goes well with roasted vegetables, eggs, cold cuts, meats, plantains, pasta and greens for salad. Try it sliced, in cubes for fruit or veggie skewers, for sandwiches.
Is Queso de Freír good for you?
Besides being fresh and tasty, its high amount of protein, good fats, and low carbs make Queso de Freír a great option for those following the Ketogenic or “Keto” diet or intermittent fasting.
Want recipes and ideas?
See all our recipes using Queso de Freír, like Patacones, Waffle Breakfast Sandwich, Jalapeño Popper Skewers, Eggplant Cheese Towers, Pasta with Pesto and even desserts like a delicious Cinnamon Sugar Crusted Queso de Freír (Cartola).
And of course, try it with your own cuisine and cooking style, and you’ll soon become a Queso de Freír Lover.