If you have never enjoyed fried cheese(queso de freir), you are missing out! Enjoy as is or even better, in a taco, with alot of salsa!
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 36minutes
Total Time 1hour6minutes
For Tomatillo Salsa
1poundtomatilloswashed and sliced in half
1-2serranos or jalapeñosstems removed and sliced open
½medium white onion
2clovesgarlicleave skins on
big handful of cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste
You Will Also Need
Oil for fryingcanola or grapeseed oil
16ouncesTropical Queso de Freir(frying cheese)sliced into 12 equal slices
2cupsrefried beansblack or pinto
Cilantro chopped for garnish
1CTropical Crema Mexicana
1large limesliced into small wedges
Place top rack in oven about 10 inches from broiler. Preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil paper. Drizzle the pan lightly with oil. Place the tomatillos and chile peppers skin sides up onto baking sheet. Add the garlic. Broil for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled, remove skins from garlic and transfer all to the blender. Add the cilantro, water and salt to taste. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into bowl and reserve.
Before you assemble the tacos, make sure all your garnishes are prepped.
At the same time, preheat a skillet and a large griddle pan to medium heat on two separate burners. To the skillet, add 1/3 cup of oil and let it heat for a a few minutes. To the griddle pan drizzle on a light layer of oil and heat for a 2 minutes.
When ready, to the skillet, add 4 slices of the queso de freir. On the griddle pan, place 4 tortillas. After 40-50 seconds, check the cheese. If golden brown, flip over. Flip the tortillas. Once cheese is browned nicely on both sides, place one slice on each tortilla. Fold the tortillas over like a taco. Continue cooking, turning as needed, until tacos are crispy on both sides. Transfer to serving plate and tent loosely with foil paper to keep warm.
To serve, carefully open tacos and add beans to one side and roasted tomatillo salsa to the other side. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, crema, avocado, lime and cilantro.
Not only in tacos, this queso de freir(fried cheese) from Tropical Cheese is delicious on sandwiches, soups and salads!