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Colombian Buñuelos Recipe

Erica Dinho
5 from 95 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 212 kcal


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup yucca flour or tapioca starch
  • 1 cup finely grated feta cheese
  • ½ cup finely grated Queso fresco or fresh farmer cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Place all the ingredients, except the oil in a medium bowl and mix well using your hands until soft dough is obtained.
  • Form small balls using your hands.
  • In a deep pot, heat the vegetable oil to 300°F (Warm, not very hot). Carefully drop the balls in the warm oil. Cover the pot and after about 3 to 4 minutes, turn the heat up and fry until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Serve.


Frying Colombian buñuelos using the right temperature is very important. The oil can't be very hot or very cold. Be sure the oil is heated to 300 to 320 grades F.


Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 402mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 271IUCalcium: 202mgIron: 1mg
Keyword buñuelos, colombian christmas food, navidad
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