Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters
1/3 cup 75 mL all-purpose flour
1 tsp 5 mL baking powder
1 large russet potato, peeled and shredded
1 granny smith apple, shredded
1 shallot, finely diced
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp 15 mL fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp 15 mL fresh dill, chopped
2 egg whites, lightly whipped
1/3 cup 75 g Castello® Blue Cheese, crumbled
1 tsp 5 mL sea salt, or to taste
1 tsp 5 mL fresh cracked black pepper, or to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and gently fold in the Castello® Blue Cheese.
Add 2 inches of vegetable oil to a large skillet. Heat until just smoking, and then reduce to medium low.
Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture into the hot oil and slightly flatten with the back of a spoon. Cook until golden and flip the fritters to cook the other side. Work in small batches and do not overcrowd the pan.
Drain on paper towels to soak up excess oil.
Pairs well with a cool dip of Greek yogurt and fresh dill.
Makes approximately 20 fritters.