• Prep Time
    5 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    5 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 3

    Fried Cheese with Sweet Dipping Sauce

    This dressed-up version of the queijo coalho you’ll find on any Brazilian beach is best enjoyed with a shot of cachaça or a chopp beer. This recipe comes from Empório Santa Therezinha, a restaurant that plays with local ingredients, making uncommon additions that enhance both the presentation and flavor. Sweet dipping sauce made from sugar cane is the perfect contrast to the lightly-salted cheese and the sweet end takes the bite out of the booze.

    1 3/4
    queijo coalho
    1 1/2
    soybean oil
    In a deep-fryer or heavy saucepan, heat the oil to 400 degrees.
    Dry the cheese thoroughly to remove any moisture and slice into 12 equal-sized sticks.
    Drop the cheese into the hot oil and use a spoon to gently toss oil on the side that’s not submerged. Once the exterior has a golden bronze color, remove the cheese and set aside on a serving dish.
    Serve molasses on the side for dipping.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 3

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