Fried Manchego Cheese

A fabulous Manchego cheese appetizer for a cocktail party, or even a dinner party.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 cheese wedges


  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 12 ounces Manchego cheese, cut into two wedges

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cold water

  • ¼ cup crushed ice

  • vegetable oil for deep frying, or as needed


  1. Combine jalapeno and cilantro together in a bowl. Coat both Manchego cheese wedges with the mixture.

  2. Mix all-purpose flour, water, and crushed ice together in a bowl until there are no lumps in the flour. Dip cheese wedges into the batter.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Dip cheese wedges into hot oil and fry until batter is crispy and browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer fried cheese to paper towels layered on a plate to drain excess oil.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
27g Fat
28g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1179mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 413mg 32%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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