Looking for an easy appetizer for a party or a fun side dish with dinner? Jalapeno Palmetto Cheese Fritters are crunchy, spicy and gooey delicious. The best part is they don’t take long to make!
Here’s what you’ll need:
12 ounces Palmetto Cheese with Jalapenos – Original and Bacon can also be used.
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
2 1/2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
Oil for frying
Red pepper relish (optional)
Set up 3 bowls for your breading station (One flour, one buttermilk, one breadcrumbs). You may need more or less of these ingredients depending on how many balls you make and how thick you bread them.
Form 1 Tablespoon of Palmetto Cheese into a ball. Roll into flour, then buttermilk, then breadcrumbs. If you can still see cheese, roll in the buttermilk and breadcrumbs one more time….no additional flour is needed. Place on a sheet pan or plate. Once you roll however many you like, place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will firm everything up and make it easier to fry.
In a small saucepan, heat 3 cups of oil to 350F. Slowly add your PC Fritters to the oil and fry until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
Serve with pepper relish or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!