Cheese Puffs(Bunuelos De Queso)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Fried cheese that are light/airy. To be eaten right after frying. Fron the cookbook "Tapas" The little dishes of Spain.


  1. Heat oil in pan(390-400/F), needs to be 1/2" deep. You can use deep-fryer if you have one.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold in the cheese cayenne and flour.
  3. With floured hands shape batter into walnut size balls. If adding ham, this should be cut into 1/2" cubes. You will need 8 pieces. Press cubes if ham into center.
  4. Cook in hot oil until golden brown.
  5. Can be kept warm in 200/F oven up to 30 minutes.