Have you ever eaten pan-fried cheese and wondered just how it was made? Making pan-fried cheese correctly is a delicate process, but it can be done at home even if you are not a professional cook. The short time it takes to pan-fry cheese will make you want to cook it again and again, and try many different cheeses.
Things You'll Need
Using the knife and cutting board, cut the cheese into cubes roughly two by two centimeters (See Reference 1).
Place the frying pan on the stove and pour a thin layer of olive oil over the pan. Turn the heater onto medium or medium-high. Be sure the frying pan you use is a non-stick frying pan. If not, a lot of the cheese will easily get stuck on the pan (See Reference 1).
Heat the olive oil for a few minutes (See Reference 1). Once it starts fizzing, it’s time to cook the cheese.
Carefully place the cheese cubes into the frying pan.The cheese should begin to bubble.
Cook for roughly three to five minutes, flipping each side once or twice to ensure even cooking. Stop the burner once the cheese has turned to a slight, golden-brown color (See Reference 2).
Take the cheese out of the frying pan and place on a paper towel in order to soak off the extra oil (See Reference 1). By now the cubes should be crispy and ready to eat!
You can use olive oil, vegetable oil or regular cooking oil.
If you want to use shredded or grated cheese, place all the cheese into the frying pan, cook one side for a roughly two minutes and then flip it over and cook the other side for the same amount of time (See Reference 2).
There are many different recipes that can be made with fried cheese. You can eat it straight, mix it with a salsa or marinara. Eat it with crackers or tortilla chips, or dip it into ranch dressing. Check around for different ways of eating fried cheese and different dishes it can be included in. Find one you like and go with it.
References and ResourcesNew Asian Cuisine: Pan-Fried Cheese Cubes
Cooks.com: Frito Quejo (Fried Cheese)