Cheese sticks or "Deditos" originated from South America, it became a total hit at a party and the recipe was spread among the housewives. Today these fantastic "little fingers" are served before lunch or dinner, and obviously as snacks during parties. A nice variation: you can easily substitute the cheese with a cocktail sausage.read more
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 stick butter or margarine
- 1 egg
- 1 kg of semi hard cheese (e.g. Gouda, Mozzarella etc.)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- frying oil
These delectable fish balls can also be made with salmon or fish fillets. Substitute one large can of salmon or one pound of any white fish for the cod.
Cut the cheese and long strips and place in your fridge to prevent it becoming soft. Mix flour, butter and egg in a bowl, and add sugar, salt and olive oil to taste into the mix. Then gradually add milk and knead well for a suitable consistency.
Stretch out the dough with a rolling pin and cut into long strips (2 to 3 cm) and then roll the strips of dough around the cheese strips forming a spiral. Make sure the dough covers the cheese fully so that it doesn't melt out while frying. Roll the cheese & dough strips through flour to prevent them from sticking while frying. Heat oil in a frying pan until hot before placing the cheese sticks, and fry until golden in color.