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Chile Cheese Fritters

hatch-chile-storeThese delicious grain-free fritters are made with the same batter as our Chiles Rellenos and are great for meals that need to get made quickly!

We have been using The Hatch Chile Store’s Roasting and Peeling instructions in our recent posts. As an incredible show of appreciation, they sent us these absolutely beautiful roasted chiles in the mail! You can order your own as well! 

They came pre-roasted, chopped, and ready for use!

So easy!

frittersChile Cheese Fritters

(4 – 6 servings)

1 egg

1 ½ cup sparkling water or beer 

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/4 cup chickpea flour

6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 

4 to 8 ounces New Mexican Green Chile Peppers, roasted, peeled, and chopped

1/4 cup avocado oil for cooking

prepPreparation

Beat egg with the sparkling water and salt. Then mix in chickpea flour with whisk or immersion blender. Add the cheese and chiles.

Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet. Drop batter into oil to form small patties. Cook on medium heat until browned, and then flip the patties to brown the other side.

Cheese FrittersComplete Meal

Serve with 1/2 to 1 full serving of Shredded Mexican Chicken or 3 to 5 ounces of your favorite protein. Top the fritters with fresh salsa.

For dessert, have about a half cup of mixed berries with a dollop of whipped cream. This meal puts you right in the Phase 1 ratios.

For Phase 2, leave off the whipped cream and add brown rice or quinoa on the side.

Variations

You can even add the 1 to 2 pounds of cooked protein directly to the fritter batter for easy cooking! For example, add sautéed ground beef, leftover Shredded Mexican Chicken, or Crumbled Tempeh at the same time you add the cheese and chiles.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe!