03/09/2012 12:32 EST | Updated 05/09/2012 05:12 EDT

Deep-fried blue cheese fritters can be appetizers or an entree with salad

A fritter is food, either savoury or sweet, that has been coated in batter and deep-fried. These blue cheese fritters can be served hot with salad leaves and a fruit coulis, if desired.

Blue Cheese Fritters

300 ml (1 1/4 cups) water

125 ml plus 15 ml (1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp) butter

250 ml (1 cup) all-purpose flour, sifted

3 eggs, beaten

100 g (3 1/2 oz) mellow blue cheese, roughly chopped

100 g (3 1/2 oz) fontina cheese, grated

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Oil, for frying

In a medium pan, place water and butter and bring to a boil; stir in flour, beating well until mixture forms a thick consistency which starts to leave the sides of the pan.

Remove from heat and gradually beat in eggs. Let cool until just warm and then add cheeses and seasoning.

Heat sufficient oil to allow for deep frying, then drop spoonfuls of batter into hot oil and cook until puffed and golden. Cook up to 4 fritters at a time.

Drain and serve hot.

Makes 6 servings as a starter or 4 as a main course.

Source: Rosenborg Castello,