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Leche Frita

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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 1 qt Milk
  • 2 Sticks cinnamon
  • 1 Orange (zest only)
  • 1 Lemon (zest only)
  • 3 oz Cornstarch
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 c Flour (for dipping)
  • 2 Eggs; beaten
  • 2 c Oil; for frying
  • 2 tb Cinnamon


1. Place milk, cinnamon sticks, & citrus peel in a heavy saucepan & gently
simmer over low heat for 5 mins. Place cornstarch & 1-1/2 cups sugar in a
large bowl & beat in the 4 eggs.

2. Strain milk into egg mixture, whisking vigorously. Return mixture to
pan & cook it over medium heat for 5 mins., whisking vigorously to prevent
it from sticking. (Must be whisked vigorously so it doesn't stick or burn.)

3. Pour custard mixture into lightly buttered baking dish. It should be no
more than 1/2-in. thick. Chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours,
preferably overnight.

4. Just before serving, cut chilled custard in 3-in, squares. Dip each
square first in flour, then in beaten egg. Heat oil to 375 F in frying pan.
Fry custard squares in oil until golden on both sides. Sprinkle 1/2 cup
cinnamon & sugar over leche frita for serving.


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