Cheese Pastries (Tequenos)

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READY IN: 41mins
SERVES: 40
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, butter, egg yolk, sugar, salt, and water together.
  • Knead until very smooth, about 10 minutes. Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough until it is very thin.
  • Cut into strips 6 inches long and 2 inches wide.
  • Cut cheese into 2-x-1/2 inch sticks.
  • Take one stick of cheese, wrap it diagonally(like a spiral), overlapping the dough, and pinch together the ends.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough and cheese.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 350ºF.
  • Drop in a few tequenos at a time and fry until golden, brown on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove using a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Uncooked tequenos may be frozen for up to 6 months.
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