• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Panko Fried Manchego with Guava

    Manchego is a sheep’s cheese from Spain; when aged, it has a nutty flavor. This is a great cheese for breading and frying as it melts easily while having a distinct earthy flavor. I prefer using Japanese breadcrumbs – known a Panko – as they are lighter and crispier.


    Ingredients
    1
    pound
    3 month aged Manchego (sliced)
    2
    cups
    panko breadcrumbs
    2
    eggs (whipped with 1 tablespoon of water)
    1/2
    cup
    flour for dredging
    *
    vegetable oil for frying
    8
    ounces
    guava paste (or prepared quince paste)
    1/2
    cup
    water
    Directions
    Have three bowls laid out: 1. for flour 2. for eggs. 3. for Panko
    Dredge Manchego slices through the flour, shake off excess. Dredge newly floured slices through the beaten eggs, shake off excess. Dredge the slices in Panko breading, set aside.
    When all slices (roughly 30 or so) are breaded, bread again – dredging through egg mixture and Panko only.
    In a large dutch oven, heat Vegetable oil to 360F. Dip the tip of the Manchego into the oil, if it begins to sizzle, the oil is hot enough and ready to use.
    Place Manchego slices into the oil, let fry until a golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
    Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate.
    Cut up guava paste into smaller pieces, add to a small sauce pan with ½ c water and set to simmer for 20 minutes. Once all is soft, remove from heat and blend with a hand held mixer or an emulsion blender until a thick jam forms.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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