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Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

Palitos o Deditos de Queso (Cheese Sticks)

Erica Dinho
5 from 39 votes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
 

  • Oil for frying
  • 2 about 8-ounce blocks of queso blanco for frying white cheese cut into 4 by ½-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

Instructions
 

  • To make the dough: Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and water until a dough forms.
  • Form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle.
  • With a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut dough into strips about three times the size of the cheese sticks.
  • Wrap the cheese stick using one strip of dough overlapping the dough. Fold and seal the edges.
  • Repeat this process with the remaining cheese and dough. Cover and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours and up to 2 days.
  • 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.
Keyword Traditional Colombian
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