Queso de Freír with Chimichurri Sauce

Queso de Freír with Chimichurri Sauce

Snacks and Appetizers Frying Cheese 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup firmly packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 16-ounce package TROPICAL Queso de Freír
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation:

  1. In blender or food processor combine cilantro leaves, garlic, onion and vinegar. Gradually add olive oil and pulse until mixture is just blended. Add crushed red pepper.
  2. Cut cheese into 1-inch cubes. In saucepan over medium-high heat, heat 2 inches oil until hot. Carefully fry cheese cubes, in batches, about 1 minute until golden brown on all sides. With slotted spoon, remove cheese to paper towels to drain.
  3. To serve, top each cube with a small amount of Chimichurri sauce. Arrange on platter. Serve with remaining Chimichurri sauce.