I recently moved into a new place and my landlady lives upstairs. She makes these buñelos on a regular basis and I am always standing in the kitchen when she makes them, trying to look pitifully hungry. They are considered a Christmas treat but I understand why she makes them more often. They should be made with Costeño cheese (Queso Costeño), which I haven't found in my area (yet). Hence the feta and farmer cheese I found the recipe online (mycolombianrecipes.com) and will be making them myself. They are very addictive. —EAFry
- Makes 24
yucca flour or tapioca starch
finely grated feta cheese
finely grated queso fresco or fresh farmer cheese
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well using our hands until you have a soft dough.
- Form small balls using your hands.
- In a deep pot, heat vegetable oil to 300 degrees F (warm not very hot). Carefully drop the balls in the warm oil. Fry until golden brown - about 5 to 7 minutes. Flip them if they don't flip themselves. You don't want the oil too hot - they will blow up.
- Remove from the oil and drain in a bowl lined with paper towels.