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Fried Cheese Dreams

1/2 lb. (225 g) shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. (5 ml) baking powder
1 Tbs. (15 ml) sherry (optional)
1/4 tsp. (2 ml) paprika
All-purpose flour for dredging
Vegetable oil for deep frying

Mix together the cheese, eggs, baking powder, optional sherry, and paprika. Put some flour in a narrow cup or glass and drop the cheese mixture in 1-tablespoon (15 ml) at a time. Swirl the cup to coat the mixture and drop into hot (375F, 190C) oil. Fry until golden brown and drain on a wire rack. Serve immediately

Yield: 3 dozen