Tequeños: Venezuela's Irresistible Cheese-Stuffed Sticks

Tequeños: Venezuela's Irresistible Cheese-Stuffed Sticks

Hola, amig@s! Get ready for another gastronomical adventure as we bring you a beloved snack from Venezuela, Tequeños! These are cheese-filled sticks that are popular at parties and as street food. They offer an unforgettable combination of a crispy exterior, and a gooey, melty cheese interior. Let's get cooking!


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 200 grams of queso blanco (white cheese), cut into sticks
  • Enough oil for frying
  • Guava paste (optional)
Steps:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the cold water, vegetable oil, and beaten egg.
  2. Knead the mixture until a smooth dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If it's too dry, add a bit more water.
  3. Once you have your dough, roll it out into a thin layer. Cut the dough into long, thin strips.
  4. Wrap each cheese stick with a strip of dough, making sure the cheese is fully covered. Same for the guava paste if wanted on the recipe. 
  5. Heat the oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, fry the tequeños until they are golden brown on all sides.
  6. Once cooked, remove the tequeños and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

And there you have it, amigos! Delicious, crispy tequeños rig ht in your home. Serve them hot with a side of salsa for dipping, and enjoy. Perfect for any occasion, and to surprise your guests, these Venezuelan delights are sure to be a hit!

As we continue our journey exploring Latin American cuisine, stay tuned for more delicious and culturally rich recipes. Now that you're ready to embark on this food adventure, we invite you to visit our online store at UniMarket to find all the ingredients and products you need for this recipe or you can also buy them ready to eat at any of our UniMarket physical stores. Dive into the world of Latin American cuisine and whip up your very own batch of tequeños. Remember, good food is about more than just eating – it's about creating memories, sharing experiences, and celebrating diverse cultures. Enjoy this culinary journey, amigos, and stay tuned for more delicious recipes from UniMarket. Until next time, stay adventurous in the kitchen, amig@s!

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