Eggless Venezuelan Tequeños are sticks of white cheese wrapped with a crunchy, and slightly sweet dough, and then fried to golden perfection – are delicious dipped in Spicy Pink Sauce or Guasacaca.
I am back from a wonderful family vacation. The kids had a blast. We went to the beach, Legoland and Disney. Yep…it was exhausting, but frankly, it was all worth it. We loved the beach, pools, kids activities, and the parks. I will never forget the look on my kid’s faces when they met Mickey for first time ever. So, even though, I didn’t unplug at 100% I feel recharged and ready to continue sharing delicious recipes!
Today, I am introducing to you these fabulous irresistible bites of heaven – Tequeños or Venezuelan Cheese Sticks. Some Venezuelans might want to kill me if they see I’m calling Tequeños cheese stick LOL. But in my opinion, it’s the best way to describe them. They are a piece of cheese wrapped with a crunchy and slightly sweet dough. And as most delicious things, Tequeños are fried.
Back home they are a very popular snack food, party food, or even breakfast. No gathering or party is complete without Tequeños. You will even find them at school’s cafeterias and even bars. Everyone loves them – and what’s not to love? Fried dough with cheese inside? OH YES!! They are typically served with a dipping sauce, like Guasacaca sauce, Pink sauce, or garlic sauce.
This Spicy Pink Sauce will knock your socks off!. It’s creamy and wonderful. I made it with eggless mayo.
Most Venezuelan Tequeños recipe has eggs. But not this! And I promise you won’t notice any difference. What I love more about this dough is that it’s very easy to make, but also is great for make ahead and freeze, and when needing a quick fix, or friends unexpectedly showing up, you just have to quickly fry them.
Since there are a lot of gathering around this time of year I thought it would be perfect for me to share this Venezuelan recipe. The Tequeños are perfect as a finger food, or as a party food. They are easy to pick up, bite and enjoy. But honestly, Venezuelans don’t need excuses to eat them. For us, they are good any time of the year for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or whatever.