Cheesy Tapioca Fritters
Crispy and cheesy fried tapioca dumplings. This recipe is a hit for cheese lovers! Here we substitute the usual Coalho Cheese for Gruyère, but you can also try it with Emmental or any other cured cheese. In its most popular version, it is served with sweet chili sauce and pairs very well with a refreshing drink like Caipirinha.
A new tradition in Brazilian bars and restaurants!
Add 250 g of grated gruyère cheese and 250 g of tapioca pearls to a large bowl
Add 1 tsp of salt and ¼ tsp of black pepper powder. Mix to combine
Add 500 ml of milk to a saucepan and bring it to a simmer
Pour the hot milk over the tapioca and cheese mixture. Mix until sticky
Transfer to a saucepan on low heat. Cook and stir until it stops sticking to the bottom of the pan
Pour the dough into a baking pan lined with cling film. Even it out with a spatula
Cover with cling film, pressing it against the surface
Let it rest for 12h in the fridge until firm
Take it off the fridge, remove the cling film and unmold the dough over a cutting board
Cut the dough into medium-sized cubes
Add 750 ml of vegetable oil to a saucepan on medium-hight heat and fry the cubes at 180 ºC until golden brown. The cheesy tapioca fritters are ready
Enjoy it with the spice guava sauce or any other sweet chili!
Yield 4 people
Tapioca Pearl250 g
Grated Gruyère Cheese250 g
Black Pepper Powder¼ tsp
Vegetable Oil750 ml