Coxinhas (Brazil vs Colombia)


For my third Brazilian dish, I wanted to try something a bit different, the Other Half came across this recipe and thought that we should give it a go.

Coxinhas are a very popular street food snack in Brazil, they essentially look like a teardrop shaped scotch egg. The difference is that the filling is made of cheese* and chicken, this is then wrapped in a kind of choux pastry, dipped in egg and rolled in breadcrumbs before being deep fried.

coxinhas

The hardest part of making this dish was the pastry, which is made by mixing chicken stock and milk with flour. I was not sure if the texture was correct and took a lot of beating before it was smooth.

The end result was nice but, with all the frying involved its not something that I would consider making all that often.

*although the recipe did not call for it I added 150g Boursin

Recipe can be found here: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/coxinha

coxinhas salsa

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  • laythetable

    Wow, these sound amazingly delicious, got to pin these for later!

    • Really Nice Food

      They are really easy to make and keep well, had one for my lunch the day afterwards with some salad.