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Fried Milk (Leche Frita)

Published April 17, 2008        by Nicole

Leche Frita Recipe
Photo Credit: Leche frita by Alberto Sánchez Fernández, on Flickr

Did you ever think you'd be searching for a recipe for fried milk? Well you have, and you've found it! This unique recipe is a special treat for something different from your usual cookies.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Powdered sugar

In large saucepan, mix cornstarch, sugar and nutmeg. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 1 minute.

Remove from heat; stir in butter and lemon peel. Spread evenly in an ungreased square baking dish. Refrigerate3 to 4 hours. Cut into 2 inch squares with wet knife. Dip squares into eggs and then coat with the bread crumbs. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 360 degrees. Fry 2 to 3 squares at a time until light brown. Drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar.