Panetela Fritters with Cheese / Rebeca Monzo

1 – 1/2 cups sifted flour.

1 egg (white and yolk).

4 tablespoons of butter.

1/4 cup of warm fresh milk.

1/2 teaspoon of salt.

1 teaspoon baking powder.

1/3 cup grated yellow cheese.

Nutmeg to taste.

Into a bowl, pour the flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and butter, and the butter in with a pastry cutter or two knives until it makes small lumps. Add the grated cheese, alternately with the milk.

It will be a very thick dough (if necessary add a little more flour).

Heat oil in a deep enough pan on the stove and when it’s hot, drop the dough in from a spoon, taking care to keep it in ball shapes. Turn with spatula so that they stay little rounds. When golden brown remove them and put them on a paper towel to absorb excess fat. Serve hot as a side dish or a starter. They are very tasty.

Makes about twenty fritters.

Here on my planet they are a bit expensive, as what you already know, but according to my grandmother to a great pleasure.

January 7 2012