Fried Manchego and Spice World Homemade Garlic Aioli

Created in partnership with Orlando Pride, this Fried Manchego and Spice World Homemade Garlic Aioli is so tasty and comes together quick with a Spice World kick! These fried cheese Spanish tapas are gooey on the inside, crispy on the outside, and elevated to new levels with a zesty homemade aioli.
Serves: 6
Total Time: 50 minutes


For the Aioli

  • Spice World Garlic
    2 tsp Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic or
    2 tsp Spice World Squeezable Garlic 
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil

For the Fried Manchego

  • 12 oz Manchego cheese
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
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  • For the Aioli
    • Whisk the yolk, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl.
    • Combine the oils and drizzle, a few drops at a time, into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all the oil is incorporated and the mixture is creamy. If the mixture separates, stop adding oil and continue whisking until the mixture comes together, then continue adding oil.
    • Whisk in Spice World Minced Garlic; season with salt and pepper.
    • Cover and chill for 30 minutes or until ready to use.
  • For the Fried Manchego
    • Remove the rind from the cheese; slice the cheese into 1-inch wedges.
    • Add cornstarch to a shallow bowl; beat eggs in a separate shallow bowl. Add breadcrumbs to the third shallow bowl. Dredge each cheese wedge in cornstarch (shake off excess), then dip in egg (allow excess to drip off). Coat with breadcrumbs and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze cheese for 30 minutes.
    • Preheat the oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high for 3–4 minutes. Add breaded cheese and fry for 30–60 seconds on each side until browned. Serve immediately.












Fried Manchego and Spice World Homemade Garlic Aioli