Herby Cheddar Leek Fritters Recipe


  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped leeks (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Vegetable oil for frying


Prepare the Leeks

Rinse the chopped leeks thoroughly to remove any dirt.

Pat them dry with a paper towel.

Mix Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper.

Combine Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together the beaten eggs and milk.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.

Add Cheese and Herbs

Fold in the shredded cheddar cheese, chopped leeks, parsley, chives, and dill into the batter.

Mix until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Heat Oil

In a large skillet, heat enough vegetable oil over medium-high heat to cover the bottom of the pan.

Form Fritters

Scoop a spoonful of the batter and carefully drop it into the hot oil, shaping it into a round fritter with the back of the spoon. Repeat, leaving enough space between each fritter.

Fry Until Golden Brown

Fry the fritters for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and crispy.

Use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Serve Warm

Serve the Herby Cheddar Leek Fritters warm as a delightful appetizer or side dish.

They can be enjoyed on their own or with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Optional Garnish

Garnish with additional fresh herbs before serving for a burst of flavor and a visually appealing touch.

    These Herby Cheddar Leek Fritters are a tasty and savory treat that can be enjoyed for brunch, as a snack, or as part of a meal. Enjoy!

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