Celebrating a food holiday is, as you've probably noticed, one of my favorite things ever. National Donut Day last week was lots of fun but, to be honest, the best kind of holiday involves cheese. Oh, glorious cheese… one of my favorite ingredients because it can be perfect for breakfast (like with queso frito), great for lunch (like with shredded chicken and tomatillo tacos with queso fresco) or dinner (like with poblanos with potato and oaxaca cheese), and can even be a great afternoon snack (like with honey glazed fried manchego cheese) or as an excellent as an end-of-the-day treat (like with fried dessert bananas with cheese). That's why celebrating National Cheese Day has never been so good, so take a look (and try!) these recipes today. 

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5 Latin Cheese Recipes

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Honey Glazed Fried Manchego Cheese

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 egg (lightly beaten), 1 cup panko bread crumbs, 1/2 pound Machego cheese (cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes), canola oil (for frying), honey (for drizzling), smoked paprika (for sprinkling)

Directions: Place the flour, egg, and panko bread crumbs in 3 separate dishes. Dip the cheese cubes into each ingredient to coat, starting with the flour and ending with the panko. Preheat the canola oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F, (or in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour enough oil to fill the pan about a third of the way. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 375 degrees F.) If you don't have a thermometer, a cube of bread will brown in about 3 minutes. Add the breaded cheese to the hot oil, in batches, and deep fry until the cubes are crisp and golden. Remove the cheese from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet to absorb the excess oil. Transfer the cheese to a serving platter, drizzle with the honey, and dust with the paprika. 

recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel TV

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Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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regal...

Thanks for the recipes

marip...

CHEESY goodness!

SEA0701

YUUUMMM these plates look so delicious I might have to try a few of the recipes!!

Jeann...

OH man fried Manchego cheese is off the hook!

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