cottage cheese fritters served with caramelized strawberries
I've been wanting to make fritters for so long and today it was finally the day. I would say these would make an awesome party dessert since they are so easy to serve. The only problem is that you can't stop at one, so if you are planning to serve them at a party, make sure you make enough. I managed to get about 30 from one recipe. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, these fritters are sure to make everyone happy.
for the caramelized strawberries:
32 oz strawberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
for the fritters:
16 oz cottage cheese
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon rum extract
1/4 cup almond flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
to fry and decorate:
4 cups vegetable oil
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 240 degrees F.
Cut the strawberries in half and arrange them in a single layer on a baking dish (if the baking dish you want to serve them in is not wide enough, use two, and split the strawberries between the two). Top with the sugar and coat them in it evenly. Roast them slowly for three hours and a half.
In the last hour make the fritters. In a bowl combine all the ingredients and beat with a hand mixer until everything is blended in and the batter resembles a soft dough (about 2 minutes).
Place the frying oil in a deep saucepan and heat it up to 300 degrees F. With the help of a teaspoon gently drop heaped teaspoonfuls of the batter into the oil and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. If the fritters are browning too quickly, turn the heat down a little bit (the fritters need at least 2 minutes on each side in order to make sure they are done in the middle). Repeat with the remaining batter.
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Let them cool down for five minutes, then roll them in confectioners' sugar and then set them on top of the caramelized strawberries.