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Cheese Fritters

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Grated cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Additional Amount)
Directions

In a medium saucepan, heat butter or margarine and water to a rolling boil.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Add to water mixture all at once.
Beat vigorously over low heat about 1 minute until mixture becomes smooth and leaves side of pan.
Remove from heat.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Continue to beat until mixture has lost its sheen.
Beat in Cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Fold into cheese mixture.
Pour oil into a deep-fryer to depth recommended by manufacturer or pour oil 2 inches deep in a heavy medium saucepan.
Heat oil to 375°F (190°C).
At this temperature a 1-inch cube of bread will turn golden brown in 40 seconds.
Carefully drop heaping tea-spoonfuls of cheese mixture into hot oil.
Fry until puffy and golden, 40 to 50 seconds.
Use a slotted spoon to remove cooked fritters from hot oil; drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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