How to Make It

Step 1
1

Coat cheese in flour, shaking off excess, then in beaten egg, then in panko; set on a plate.

Step 2
2

Heat 1/2 in. oil in a small frying pan over high heat. Working quickly, sauté a few cheese wedges at a time until golden, turning once if needed, 15 to 45 seconds.

Step 3
3

Drain cheese on paper towels, then quickly transfer to warm plates. Top with generous spoonfuls of salsa and a sprinkling of cilantro.

Step 4
4

*Buy at Mexican markets.

Ingredients

  Queso fresco casero* or cold jack cheese, cut into wedges about 1 1/2-in. wide and 2 in. long
  Flour
 1 large egg, beaten to blend
  Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  Vegetable oil for shallow frying
  Chopped cilantro

Directions

Step 1
1

Coat cheese in flour, shaking off excess, then in beaten egg, then in panko; set on a plate.

Step 2
2

Heat 1/2 in. oil in a small frying pan over high heat. Working quickly, sauté a few cheese wedges at a time until golden, turning once if needed, 15 to 45 seconds.

Step 3
3

Drain cheese on paper towels, then quickly transfer to warm plates. Top with generous spoonfuls of salsa and a sprinkling of cilantro.

Step 4
4

*Buy at Mexican markets.

Fried Panko-coated Cheese with Classic Salsa Verde