Puerto Rican Cheese Fritters


  • 1/2 pound Gouda, Swiss, or Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
  • Bread crumbs (for coating)
  • Vegetable oil for (deep-frying)


  1. Combine the cheese, egg, cornstarch and cayenne in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed until well blended.
  2. Roll into small balls using 1 teaspoon of mixture.
  3. Coat with the bread crumbs, and fry in oil heated to 350 degrees F until golden brown.
  4. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer.