Monday, October 3, 2011

White Queso.....Kerby Lane style!

Kerby Lane in Austin Texas serves a delicious Queso. The following is a close copy.

Layer 1. Guacamole. Buried at the bottom of the bowl is 1/2 cup of freshly smashed avocados, garlic salt, and ground black pepper. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.

Layer 2. Wonderful, magical cheese. Lightly sauteed onions, and fresh jalapenos are suspended in a delicious queso blanco. You could make a reasonable substitute at home but stay away from the yellow box on this one (though there’s nothing wrong with the yellow box if you’ve got Rotel handy)but HEB does have boxed 'white cheese'which works well. I use White American Cheese (available at the deli counter)to get that smooth, melty queso. It's easy to melt in a crock pot. Thin it down with milk.

Layer 3. Pico de gallo. Rough chopped tomatoes, red and white onions, fresh jalapenos, cilantro, and some salt sit on top.