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Get Your Fry On: A Foolproof Guide to Making Crispy, Cheese-Filled Tequeños

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

How to Make Tequeños: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you've never had tequeños before, you're in for a treat. These fried cheese sticks are a popular snack in Venezuela, and they're super easy to make at home. All you need is some cheese, dough, and a deep fryer (or a pot and some oil). Here's how to do it:

  1. Start by grating your cheese. You can use any type of cheese that you like, but mozzarella or queso blanco work well. Aim for about 1/4 cup of grated cheese per tequeño.

  2. Next, roll out your dough. You can use store-bought puff pastry or make your own with flour, water, and a little bit of salt. Roll out the dough into a thin rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick.

  3. Cut the dough into strips that are about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long. Place a small amount of grated cheese at one end of each strip.

  4. Roll the dough around the cheese, forming a cylinder shape. Make sure the cheese is fully enclosed in the dough, with no gaps or holes.

  5. Heat some oil in a deep fryer or a pot on the stove. The oil should be at least 2 inches deep and heated to 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  6. Carefully place the tequeños in the hot oil, a few at a time. Fry them for about 3-4 minutes, until they're golden brown and crispy.

  7. Remove the tequeños from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil. Repeat the frying process until all of the tequeños are cooked.

  8. Serve the tequeños hot, with your choice of dipping sauce. A simple garlic mayonnaise or a spicy aji dipping sauce are both delicious options.

And that's it! With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of frying, you can enjoy a batch of delicious tequeños at home. They're the perfect snack for parties, game days, or just a tasty treat any time. So, give this recipe a try and let us know how it turns out!

Remeber that if you don't want to make them, you can order tequeños from Peter's Panas to your doorstep if you live in United Kingdom!

If you want hot and great Latin food, you can always order it here:

Tequeños are a delicious and convenient snack option that can be found at many street food stalls and restaurants in London.

They are easy to eat on the go, making them a perfect option for busy Londoners who are always on the move.

Tequeños are a great source of protein and can help to keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. They are a unique and interesting food that can add some variety to your diet. Tequeños are often made with fresh ingredients, such as cheese and herbs, which can provide a burst of flavor and nutrition. They can be a healthier alternative to other snack options, such as chips or candy, as they are often baked or fried rather than deep-fried.

Tequeños can be enjoyed as a snack on their own or as part of a larger meal, making them a versatile food choice. They are a popular food in Latin American culture, so eating tequeños can be a way to celebrate and appreciate different cultural traditions.

Tequeños are often served with a variety of dipping sauces, such as chimichurri or ají, which can add even more flavor and variety to the snack. Eating tequeños can be a fun and social activity, whether you are enjoying them with friends or trying them for the first time at a street food market.


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