Cheese Fritters

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Ingredients for Cheese Fritters

  • 1 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat or oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon baking power
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients except the cheese in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Batter should be thick but not stiff or hard to stir. Fold in the cheese.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or pan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Drop the fritter batter from a spoon into the hot oil, using about 1 rounded tablespoonful per fritter.
  5. Fry about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the fritters are golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
  6. Serve hot with mustard dip on the side.

Variations

Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop batter into the hot oil, and use the back of the spoon to flatten slightly. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, until the bottom is golden brown, and then flip the fritter over and brown the other side.

For an additional taste treat, substitute 1 cup of prepared pimento cheese for the grated Cheddar cheese and prepare as directed above.

Cheese Fritters