Cheesy Manchego Quince On A Stick

Cheesy Manchego Quince on a stick drizzled in honey.

Manchego Quince On A Stick:

Oh my GAWD!!!! I think I just died and went to cheese heaven. For the first time in my life I had Manchego Quince on a stick. It’s the first time because I’ve never seen them anywhere else in my time on earth. I was sitting home getting ready for the football game and wanted a batch of mozzarella sticks, but then thought it boring. “The same ol cheese sticks again?” is exactly what ran through my mind. Instead I jumped into action and paired my beloved manchego cheese with quince fruit paste, a flavor combination typically intertwined in Spain. Quince fruit paste goes by the Spanish name Membrillo, and is becoming very easy to find in bigger supermarkets and Mexican boutique markets. Once I settled on the flavor, I breaded the manchego quince stacks and fried them to a golden crisp.

Manchego Quince On A Stick was born, and is insanely popular with honey and Crema Mexicana. We gobbled them down and began dreaming of when I can make them again.

Ingredients for Manchego Quince On A Stick:

  • 10 oz. Manchego
  • 4 oz quince fruit paste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fine bread crumbs (plain)
  • toothpicks
  • sticks (for popsicles)
  • 1.5 quarts vegetable oil
  • Crema Mexicana
  • honey

Directions:

  1. Cut Manchego and quince fruit paste into 1 inch strips. Then slice the manchego cheese down the middle to be able to sandwich a slice of quince fruit paste in between 2 slices of Manchego. Stack one slice of manchego, then add a slice of quince fruit paste, and top with another slice of manchego. stacks of manchego and quince.
  2. Stick a toothpick through the stack, and set to the side.
  3. In a small bowl beat egg and milk together.
  4. Place flour in a bowl, then dip one cheese stack at a time in the flour to coat. Use the toothpick on either side of the stack to help to coat evenly.
  5. Dip floured stack in beaten egg mixture.
  6. Then dredge the stacks into the bread crumbs.
  7. Dip into the egg mixture again, and then for the final time in the bread crumbs.
  8. Lay on a tray and repeat until all stacks which now resemble sticks are finished.
  9. Place tray in freezer while you warm up the oil.
  10. In a heavy sauce pan or dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  11. Fry each stack/stick for a minute or until golden brown.
  12. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
  13. Carefully pull toothpicks out, and if you’d like stick a popsicle stick into the bottom for easy handling.
  14. Drizzle with honey.
  15. Serve with crema Mexicana as a dipping sauce.Manchego quince sticks drizzled in honey and served with crema.
  16. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before eating.
  17. PERFECTION! 🙂

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