- 1 kg flour
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 kg white cheese (farmer's cheese tends to work, also)
- Combine the flour, oil, egg, salt and sugar in a bowl.
- While kneading, add a tablespoon or two of water.
- At first it just makes a mess, but as you knead it it starts to take shape.
- Keep kneading until it does not stick to your hands.
- If you need to, take the dough out of the bowl and knead it on a floured cupboard, adding flour until the dough does not stick to your hands.
- Let the dough rest for 1-2 hours .
- While the dough is resting, cut the cheese into strips into a finger-like shape.
- They should be maybe 1/2" by 1/2" by 3".
- Don't make the"fingers" too long, or they will be more difficult to use later.
- After the dough has rested, shape it into balls slightly larger than your fist.
- Roll them out until they are 1/4-0.125 inch thick.
- Cut the rolled-out dough into long strips that are 3/4" wide.
- Wrap the cheese"fingers" with the dough strips.
- Make sure you cover all the cheese and seal the dough, because otherwise the cheese will leak out of the dough when you are frying it.
- After you have wrapped the cheese in dough, dust the uncooked"tequeños" with flour and fry them in oil.
- These are (obviously) fattening, but they are delicious!