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



Fried Manchego

  • 12 oz Manchego cheese
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil



  • For Aioli
    • Whisk yolk, lemon juice, and mustard in a bowl.
    • Combine oils and drizzle, a few drops at a time, into yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until all oil is incorporated, and mixture is creamy. If mixture separates, stop adding oil and continue whisking until mixture comes together, then continue adding oil.
    • Whisk in Spice World Minced Garlic, season with salt and pepper.
    • Cover and chill 30 minutes or until ready to use.
  • For Fried Manchego
    • Remove rind from cheese; slice cheese into 1-inch wedges.
    • Add cornstarch to shallow bowl; beat eggs in separate shallow bowl. Add breadcrumbs to 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 parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze cheese 30 minutes.
    • Preheat oil in large saute pan on medium-high for 3-4 minutes. Add breaded cheese and fry 30-60 seconds on each side until browned. Serve immediately.












Fried Manchego and Spice World Homemade Garlic Aioli