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Fried Cheese with Spanish Tomato Sauce | Queso Frito con Tomate

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 block firm fresh goat cheese 250 grams or 8 1/2 Ounces
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 110 ml
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • pinch white sugar
  • handful freshly chopped parsley


  1. Finely grate 4 to 5 tomatoes, to end up with about 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) of grated tomato, thinly slice 1 green bell pepper, finely mince 2 cloves of garlic and cut 1 block of firm fresh goat cheese into thick slices that are about 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) thick

  2. Heat a fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in the sliced green bell pepper and mix with the olive oil, after 4 to 5 minutes and the bell pepper is soft and lightly fried, add in the minced garlic and continue to mix, after 90 seconds add in the grated tomato and season with sea salt, black pepper and a pinch of white sugar, mix together and simmer on a medium heat

  3. Meanwhile, heat another pan with a medium heat and add in 1/3 cup (80 ml) extra virgin olive oil, after 4 minutes and the oil is hot but not smoking, add in the slices of cheese, cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes per side, or until they have a fried golden color, only flip the cheese one time otherwise it might fall apart, once fried on both sides remove from the pan and transfer to a dish with paper towels

  4. Grab the simmering tomato sauce and transfer into a serving dish, add the slices of fried cheese over the tomato sauce and garnish with freshly chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!