Cheese Fritters

These fritters are made with cheese then fried in oil, so they are a perfect addition to your Hanukkah table. Serve them hot with jam on the side.

Original recipe makes 10 to 12 fritters


1 cup drained cottage cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups vegetable oil for frying
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    25 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cottage cheese and egg together. Stir in the half-and-half, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and nutmeg. Mix until just combined.
  2. Fill a deep pot to the 2-inch mark with oil. Heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Serve hot!


Calories: 883 kcal
Carbohydrates: 15.7 g
Cholesterol: 27 mg
Fat: 90.4 g
Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 4.9 g
Sodium: 244 mg