Recipe by: Dulce Legerstee

Source: Family recipe


  • 500 g (4 cups) tapioca starch (If you have access to sour tapioca, you can use 250 g (2 cups) of each)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (3 gm) salt (or to taste depending on how salty your cheese is)
  • 2-3 cups cheddar cheese (or another cheese of your liking, or a mix of cheeses), coarsely grated
  • 1-3 large eggs


  • Heat milk, oil, and salt in a small sauce pan until it comes to a boil. Watch closely as it may boil over.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Sift tapioca starch into a large bowl.

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