Cheese Fritters – Forme of Curye
Cheese Fritters – Forme of Cury
(Le Menagier de Paris also has a variation on the cheese fritter although that recipes involves a slightly harder cheese and cutting it into sticks and frying it.)
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2 cups fresh curd (or a ricotta or cottage cheese)
4-5 egg whites
? cup flour
½ tsp salt
oil for frying
½ cup sugar
If using fresh cheese, drain and press out the whey. Otherwise beat cheese, egg whites, flour and salt together, using enough flour to make a thick batter. Drop this mixture by spoonfuls into the hot oil or fat and cook long enough to brown slightly. Drain onto a tea towel, sprinkle with sugar before serving.
I normally don’t bother with the sugar, they taste pretty good without it. Make sure you have a blanket, don’t put an oil fire out with water. Only attempt this if you have a fairly study trivet for your saucepan.