Cheesy Vegetable Fritters Recipe

Cheesy Vegetable Fritters are a delightful and nutritious snack or side dish. They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with a medley of vegetables and melted cheese. Perfect for a quick meal or a party appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, corn, peas, etc.), finely chopped or grated
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro, or chives)
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
  • Finely chop or grate the mixed vegetables. Place them in a large bowl.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • Add the shredded cheese, flour, breadcrumbs, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, baking powder, salt, pepper, paprika (if using), and chopped fresh herbs to the bowl with the vegetables.
  1. Mix Wet Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until well combined.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Pour the egg and milk mixture into the bowl with the vegetable mixture. Stir until everything is well combined and the mixture forms a batter.
  1. Heat the Oil:
  • In a large skillet, heat about 1/4 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  1. Form the Fritters:
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the batter for each fritter and drop it into the hot oil. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon to form a patty.
  1. Fry the Fritters:
  • Cook the fritters for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Make sure not to overcrowd the skillet; fry in batches if necessary.
  1. Drain and Serve:
  • Remove the fritters from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the fritters with a dipping sauce such as sour cream, yogurt, or a tangy tomato salsa.
  • These fritters pair well with a fresh green salad or a bowl of soup for a complete meal.

Enjoy your delicious and cheesy vegetable fritters!

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