Recipe courtesy of Pilar Sanchez

Fried Cheese with Shallot Dressing (Queso Frito AlinAdo con Salsa de Escalona)

  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
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2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

4 teaspoons minced shallots

2 teaspoons minced parsley

1/2 teaspoons small whole or chopped large capers


1/2 pound fairly mild melting cheese, such as Spanish Tetilla, Mahon, or goat cheese 1/2-inch thick

Flour, for dusting

2 eggs, lightly beaten with 2 teaspoons water


Oil, for frying


  1. In a cup combine the dressing ingredients. Dust the cheese pieces with flour, dip in the egg, then in the crumbs. (May be prepared ahead.) In a skillet heat the oil at least 1/2-inch deep to about 380 degrees F and fry the cheese quickly until golden on both sides. Or, better use a deep-fryer. Drain. Sprinkle the dressing over the cheese and serve immediately.
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