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5 Latin cheese recipes perfect for National Cheese Day

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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