Buñuelos (cheese beignets)

5 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 5
2 cups fine grated cheese (canadian feta works perfectly)

1/3 cup cassava starch

1/4 cup corn starch or maizena

1 tablespoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 large egg

enough vegetable oil to deep fry


  • Place the cheese in a bowl and mix in all the dry ingredients.
  • Add the egg and with you hands incorporate without making too much pressure. Add milk is you need to soften the dough.
  • Form tablespoonful balls with you hands and set aside on a plate.
  • Heat the oil to 325 F. Once the oil reach the temperature pour the balls into the oil leaving enough space for them to rise.
  • They will float within 30 seconds once they float decrease temperature to 300 F and fry until brown.
  • Buñuelos do not need to be turned while frying, they will turn on their own.
  • Drain over paper towel and serve hot.


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