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


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.


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!

  • Marty

    How many servings in a batch of the fritters?

    • drdavidludwig

      About 4 to 6 servings.
      — Chef Dawn

      • Marty

        Thanks for the info.

      • Suzi Koster

        That many, eh? They are so yummy! If was hard to stop with two! Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  • Claire Raymond

    Love the idea of the printable version. Thank you

  • Kelly L. Allen

    Is this compliant in all phases?

    • drdavidludwig

      Yes, it is.

  • Marty

    I used my food processor to shred the cheese and make the fritter batter. I have an Oster Belgian Waffle maker and used that to make waffles which I cooled on a cooling rack. When the waffles were cool I put the rack in the freezer until waffles are frozen enough so when put in a zip bag they wouldn’t stick together and kept them frozen until read to use.

    I use for the following:

    Cut waffle in half and used to make a sandwich.

    Top a quarter of a waffle with a fried egg for breakfast or use 2 quarters to make a breakfast sandwich.

  • ToutDeSuite

    Is this a complete meal? If not, what would you have with it to make it a complete meal?

    • DrLudwig

      Between the preparation and variations headers in the blog post there is a section on what to do to make it a complete meal.
      — Chef Dawn

  • r.a.

    My husband is doing the AH eating plan and has had good success so far. We both love the waffle recipe and I was wondering how you felt about chickpea flour in general as there are so many other ways to use it. I didn’t know if you don’t want to encourage the use of it as you would rather people get used to doing without things made with some form of flour. I have some recipes of my own that need a little bit of flour or cornstarch to thicken liquid so I have avoided these recipes. Would chickpea flour work and is that okay with the AH plan. I don’t want to derail my husband’s success.

    • DrLudwig

      Yes, chickpea flour is fine to use, and works well to thicken liquids in most recipes like gravies. Just pay attention to how your body does with it. My recommendation is to be sure to find plenty of delicious recipes that don’t “replicate” old favorites with chickpea flour. However, using it as a better version to keep a few favorites in rotation can create a satisfying, well-rounded plan. As with so many recommendation on AH, remember to listen to your body.
      – Chef Dawn

  • Nancy Shrode

    Love these fritters. Where can i find nutritional info on this recipe?

    • DrLudwig

      Nancy, we put together a complete meal (Phase 1) for you (just above variations), but I don’t have the exact numbers for the recipe itself. Here is a link to our FAQ on figuring out ratios
      – Chef Dawn