Don’t worry, I didn’t know what farmers cheese was until about yesterday when my mom bought it at the grocery store. Thinking it was like Japanese cottage cheese (less runny than the American kind) she bought it and tried it. However, it didn’t taste right. To me it tasted like a mix of cottage cheese and cream cheese, a little sweet with a bumpy texture…that actually sounds gross now that I have described it. But really, its not that bad when you use it in recipes!
I tried to figure out what to do with the farmers cheese but the only recipes I could find were for cheese cakes, blintzes and Russian pancakes. I’m not a huge fan of cheese cake, and the other two are glutenous so researching recipes didn’t do me any good. So I took measures into my own hands and created a recipe from scratch.
Not only did my recipe include only 4 ingredients, it didn’t take long to make at all! I was so excited with how my fritters turned out and how they tasted! In Japan I had zucchini and feta cheese fritters that were delicious, so I put my own spin on these babies; and man did I do a good job. This recipe, unlike a lot of gluten free recipes, doesn’t contain a grocery list of ingredients with strange names. All the ingredients in my recipe are probably in your fridge right now…except for the farmers cheese of course.
Anyways, all you need for this recipe is:
• 1 medium zucchini
• 1/2 of an egg (mix the whole egg first and then divide it in half)
• 1/3 cup farmers cheese
I was able to get 7 fritters out of this batch of fritters. Feel free to top these with a dollop of sour cream or whatever your favorite topping is!