Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) and Happy Holidays

by Erica Dinho on December 23, 2013

Queso frito
Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) is a VERY simple, but delicious popular dish in Colombia. We usually eat it with arepa and hot chocolate for breakfast or alone for afternoon snacks with coffee.

Queso Frito is very easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. To make this recipe you’ll need to pick up some “queso de freir” at your local supermarket or any Latin market.

queso de freir

Buen provecho!

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  • 4 (1-inch-thick) slices of queso de freir
  • 1/4 cup masarepa (precooked corn meal)
  • Oil

queso frito


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, dip cheese into the masarepa, just to lightly coat. Shake off any excess.
  3. Arrange cheese in hot oil and cook about 2 minutes per side or until browned. Remove cheese with a slotted spoon and let drain for a couple seconds on paper towels. Serve warm.
  4. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad para todos!

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1 ela@GrayApron December 24, 2013 at 3:41 AM

Yummy! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :) ela


2 Joan Nova December 24, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

P.S. Who doesn’t love fried cheese?? :)


3 Joanne December 24, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Fried cheese!!! You really just can’t go wrong!


4 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz December 24, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Cheese rules, fried cheese even more rules. Interesting to have it with hot chocolate. Happy holidays to you and your family!


5 Mayito Castillo December 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Uno de mis pasabocas preferidos es el queso frito. Umm! se me hace agua la boca! Te deseo una feliz Navidad y muchas bendiciones,


6 Angie@Angie's Recipes December 25, 2013 at 9:04 AM

The fried cheese looks mouthwatering, Erica.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!


7 Dedy@Dentist Chef December 26, 2013 at 1:38 AM

what a kicking savoury cheesy bites !
nice to know you then Erica,
Merrry christmas and happy holidays then, God blessed you all the way!


8 grace December 30, 2013 at 7:29 PM

how could cheese possibly get better? why, just fry it, of course! this is delicious, erica! :)


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