Cheese Fritters


These fried cheese fritters are a perfect addition to your Hanukkah table. Serve them hot with jam on the side.

Cheese fritters on a cooling rack, dusted with confectioners' sugar
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 to 12 fritters


  • 1 cup drained cottage cheese

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup half-and-half

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Beat together cottage cheese and egg in a medium bowl. Stir in flour, half-and-half, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt; mix until batter is just combined.

  2. Heat 2 inches oil in a deep pot to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into hot oil and fry until golden brown on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

883 Calories
90g Fat
16g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 11
Calories 883
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 90g 116%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 48mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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