Fried until crispy golden with a cheesy center, try the Best Tequeños Recipe and you won't be disappointed. Brought to you all the way from Venezuela. Ideal appetizer for parties.
Place flour in a bowl. Add the salt and baking powder. Mix
Add the eggs and mix with a wooden spoon
Add the butter and stir
Finally add the warm water and knead with your hands until the dough is smooth
Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes
Meanwhile, cut the cheese into 3/4" sticks
With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle, 1/4" thick
Use a pizza cutter or knife to slice the rectangle into long strips
One at a time, wrap the cheese stick diagonally using each strip. Make sure that the cheese is completely enrobed. Roll the Tequeño on the table to ensure that the edges are sealed. Repeat with the rest of the cheese and strips
Heat oil to 350 Degrees F
Fry 4-5 Tequeños at a time until golden brown. Remove form the oil and drain with a paper towel.
Tequeños can be frozen raw and fried when needed without the thawing them out.
Tequeños can be fried for a few seconds, frozen, and then heated in the toaster oven.