Crispy Homemade Cheese Tequeños Recipe for Air Fryer Perfection

Welcome to our air fryer recipe corner! Today, we're going to show you how to make delicious homemade cheese tequeños that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a party or just craving a savory snack, these crispy tequeños are sure to impress. Let's get started!

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Preparation time:

20 minutes

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  • 1 package of pre-made empanada dough
  • 250g of cheese (traditionally queso blanco, but any cheese that melts well will work)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Steps to follow:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the cheese into strips that are approximately 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
  3. Roll out the empanada dough and cut it into strips that are approximately 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
  4. Place a strip of cheese at one end of each dough strip and roll it up, sealing the ends by pressing the dough together.
  5. Brush each tequeño with the beaten egg and sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and salt.
  6. Place the tequeños in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching each other.
  7. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove from the air fryer and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Tricks and tips:

  • Make sure to seal the dough well to prevent the cheese from oozing out during cooking.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese for a unique flavor.
  • Serve the tequeños with a side of salsa or guasacaca for a delicious dipping sauce.

Benefits of the ingredients used:

The cheese provides a good source of calcium and protein, while the empanada dough offers a satisfying crunch. This recipe is a fun and tasty way to enjoy these nutritious ingredients.

Ready to enjoy your crispy homemade cheese tequeños? We hope you love making and sharing these delightful treats as much as we do. Stay tuned for more air fryer recipes coming your way soon!

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