I love fritters. They are easy to make, delicious and adaptable to many flavour combinations. I had some nice organic cauliflower and decided to make these fritters and combine them with one of my favourite Swiss cheeses: Gruyere. To make this recipe I also used some fresh cheese, which in my region we call “Büscion” (which means cork in our dialect). These are popular in my region but surely, wherever you live; you can find your own version of fresh cheeses made with cow’s milk.
As a starting point for this recipe I took a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s site.
Recipe for 8 pieces / 3-4 p.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: about 10 min (per batch)
200 g blanched cauliflower
100 g fresh cheese
50 g grated Gruyere cheese
¼ – ½ tsp. chilli powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
2 heaped tbsp. flour
Salt and pepper
In a bowl combine the eggs, fresh cheese, Gruyere cheese, chilli powder, garlic powder and flour.
Roughly chop the cauliflower and add it to the rest of the ingredients with a little pepper and salt to taste.
Heat a little rapeseed oil (about a tbsp.) in a pan on a medium high fire. For each fritter pour the amount of a large tbsp. of mixture and cook for 4-5 min per side, until nicely browned. Do it in more batches if you can’t cook all the fritters at once. Serve ASAP.