Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

by Erica Dinho on September 7, 2012

Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

Palitos de Queso are sticks of white cheese (queso blanco), wrapped with dough and fried until golden. A family party in Colombia was not a party without Palitos or Deditos de Queso. We hardly ever made them from scratch, mainly because it was easier to go to the market and buy them already assembled, then we just needed to bring them home and fry them for breakfast, snacks or store them in the freezer for party appetizers.

These Palitos de Queso are also served all over Colombia at coffee shops and school cafeterias. I have many wonderful memories associated with these delicious cheese sticks.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(About 20 palitos de queso)

  • Oil for frying
  • 2 (about 8-ounce) blocks of queso blanco for frying white cheese cut into 4 by 1/2-inch sticks
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 tablespoons of sparkling water or ice water

Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

Directions

  1. To make the dough: Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and water until a dough forms.
  2. Form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle.
  4. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut dough into strips about three times the size of the cheese sticks.
  5. rap the cheese stick using one strip of dough overlapping the dough. Fold and seal the edges.
  6. Repeat this process with the remaining cheese and dough. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours and up to 2 days.
  7. Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)
    Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)
    Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

  8. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the cheese sticks until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer the palitos de queso to a plate lined with paper towel and eat immediately.
  9. Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)
    Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa September 7, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Oh my gosh – these are the most tempting cheesy warm beauties!

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2 Diana September 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Sooo many memories …. yummmmm !!! …But I don’t have a place where I can find the Queso de Freir, so would it be possible to use mozzarella sticks instead?

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3 Erica September 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Yes.

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4 AdrianaG September 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

esto me lleva a la epoca de la U….donde consigues el queso Erica?

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5 Erica September 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

En cualquier mercado Latino o busca en tu supermercado en la parte de los quesos. Si no lo encuentras utiliza mozarella.

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6 Miriam September 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

How beautifully yumm!!
Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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7 grace September 7, 2012 at 2:59 PM

what an awesome trick, erica! i love how they roll apart like that, revealing all that gooey cheese. bravo!

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8 Jeannie September 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Oh my! I love this! Look at the amount of cheese in those sticks! super yummy!

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9 Tatiana-QueCocinar September 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Erika:

Esto es lo mas deliciosoooooo del mundo, voy a ver si consigo este queso, no lo conocia, para poderlos hacer. Me muero de ganas por comerlos.

Gracias por recordarmelos…

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10 Krystle September 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing Colombian recipes!

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11 Chris September 8, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I pinned, posted on FB, and stumbled this and then forgot to comment. Too funny. Great post, Erica, love these.

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12 rebecca September 9, 2012 at 5:59 AM

wow these look divine nice little treat

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13 Danielle September 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Oh wow…those look so good! Definitely marking them in my reader to make in the future.

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14 Joanna September 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

This site has the best Colombian recipes. I love Colombian food and you are always posting the best food here. I made your palitos de queso and they are wonderful.I ate 10 ….:)

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15 Erica September 14, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Thank you all for your comments!

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16 lina September 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM

great recipe!
can I use the Pillsbury crescents or pizza dough mix instead of making it from scratch?

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17 Erica September 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

The dough will be different,but you can try it!

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18 Susana November 6, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Hola Erica!
Soy Colombiana, de origen Libanes. Adoro todo lo que tiene que ver con la comida Colombiana, y pues ya que no vivo en Colombia siempre trato de hacer las comiditas ricas de mi pais! Mi mami siempre me hace deditos y los ponemos en el freezer, pero ya que se me acabaron y ella no esta a mi lado, pues me toca hacerlas sola, y ya que no tengo receta me alegra haber encontrado la tuya! tambien relleno dediros con salchica, salen ricas! las hago mas que todo para mi hijo pal colegio! te contare como saldran. Un beso!
Susana

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19 Erica November 6, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Con salchicha deben quedar deliciosos,Susana! Muchas gracias por tu comentario!

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20 Margarita December 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I have been trying for four years to find this recipe. When I moved from Miami I thought I’d never get to eat these again but now I can. A million thank you’s.

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21 Andrea December 16, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Hace muchos años no voy a Colombia. Pero una de las cositas reicas que no he comido desde que regrese es esto…. Wow, todas con mis compañeras del colegio caminabamos una vuelta al parque solo por deleitar un manjar de estos. Alli los acompañaban con mermalada de uva. Delicioso!! Gracias por compartir esta y tantas recetas tan deliciosas.

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22 Marcela April 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Es necesario congelarlos antes de freirlos?

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23 Natasha May 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Can I use this same recipe if I want to bake them instead of fry them or would the dough need to be a little different?

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24 Kristie June 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Esta receta no necesita huevos?,porque he visto que la mayoría los necesita

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25 Phô mai que July 1, 2013 at 4:44 AM

Cheese sticks are always my favorite. There are frying and baking versions. But we usually go with the frying one.
Anyway, your pictures look so yummy! ^^

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26 Angélica March 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Apenas vi esta receta me dije la tengo que hacer pues la verdad que me recuerda cuando salíamos al recreo en el colegio y deditos con coca cola era una delicia. Hoy finalmente preparé la primera parte pero he de notar que a pesar de qué seguí esta receta al pié de la letra la masa no quedaba consistente hasta que finalmente le fui agregando más agua hasta completar una taza de agua aparte de las 6 cucharadas de sparkling water, Ono de lis ingredientes es baking powder pero la parte de la preparación no incluye este ingrediente así que me supuse que a Erika se le pasó agregarlo en la primera parte y por último la masa no dio para la cantidad de deditos que se menciona en esta receta sino 12 en total. Ahora los deditos están en el congelador y pienso en freír los mañana para el desayuno así que esperó me salgan bien pero no se sí trataré de cocinarlos en el horno para evitar la grasa y calorías :) ya les diré como me salieron. Gracias por la receta

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