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Cottage cheese fritters

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

Whip up these tasty fritters made with cottage cheese, spinach and cherry tomatoes in just 20 minutes. Perfect for brunch, or lunch served with a salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal424
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein33g
  • salt2g
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  • 300g fat-free cottage cheese
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ lemon, zested



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  • 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated, plus extra for serving



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  • 25g fresh mixed herbs (basil, parsley and thyme work best), chopped, plus extra for serving
  • 50g spinach, finely chopped



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 75g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except the flour and oil. Mix well, then stir in the flour.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Working in batches of two or three (the mixture should make six fritters), spoon large blobs into the pan and flatten with the back of the spoon to make thick discs. Turn when crisp and golden on the bottom. When both sides are cooked, remove from the pan and keep warm in a low oven while you fry the next batch.

  3. Serve hot, sprinkled with parmesan and herbs.

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Marianne Jaskiewicz's picture
Marianne Jaskiewicz
19th Apr, 2020
Awful recipe. Ended up with a sticky mess in the pan, with the bottom layer burned to the pan. Tried adding an egg which helped a little but overall it didn’t work.
16th Apr, 2020
This was really tasty however didn’t stick together, it ended up a bit of a mess, maybe like the other comment said it would be good to use an egg to bind
Frantic Flapjack
7th May, 2019
This didn't work for me. I think it needs an egg to bind the ingredients together. I was left with a big heap of mixture in the pan as the fritters just wouldn't stick together. Tasted good though!
18th Feb, 2018
Lovely! Definitely one to make again.
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