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Frying cheese - Queso Frier v. Chupaqueso

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Frying cheese - Queso Frier v. Chupaqueso

applehome | May 18, 2008 02:41 PM

It's not really a versus thing - food hardly ever is. But given that frying fat is generally a good thing (not for health, but for deliciousness), what do folks do in terms of frying cheese?

I buy queso frier and just cut into fingers and throw into my deep fat fryer. Take out when the skin is brown and crisp, and serve with a nice smooth, spicy mexican salsa (the cheese is bland and really needs the spice).

Here's someone making what's called a chupaqueso from what looks like a grated cheddar/jack mix. This is new to me (not that I haven't "accidentally" pan fried cheese when making everything from grilled cheese to a quesadilla). I have no idea how authentic this is in terms of Mexican, or any of the variants.

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