Cheese Puffs

  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
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2 egg whites

1 cup grated Spanish cheese, such as Tetilla or Manchego (not too aged), or Swiss or Gouda

Dash of cayenne pepper

3 teaspoons flour

8 1/2-inch cubes chorizo

Oil for frying

8 1/4-inch-thick pieces pickled cucumber (recipe follows)


  1. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Stir in the cheese, cayenne and flour. With floured hands shape into walnut-sized balls and press a cube of chorizo into the center. Heat the oil at least 1/2 inch deep to about 390 to 400 degrees and fry until golden. Drain on paper towels. Or better, use a deep fryer. (May be kept warm in a 200 degree oven for up to 30 minutes). Spear a cucumber piece on top of each cheese puff with a toothpick.;

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