Colombian Bunuelos - Christmas Cheese Fritters
Serves: 35
  • 1 pound cotija cheese, finely grated (you could substitute feta cheese or for a melty texture try mozzarella or fontina)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 4 cups canola oil
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine grated cheese, cornstarch, sugar and baking soda.
  2. Stir in the whole egg and egg yolk and mix well. If the dough seems dry, add a bit of milk one tablespoon at a time until you get a smooth dough.
  3. Measure 1 tablespoon of dough and shape into individual balls.
  4. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat to 375F.
  5. Working in batches, fry the fritters a few at a time -- no more than 5 or 6-- until golden (about 5 minutes). The fritters will sink to the bottom at first and then rise to the surface after a minute or so.
  6. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
Recipe by Passing The Relish at