Appetizers / Snacks
Fondue Fritters with Apple Lambic
The holidays are fast approaching, and this quick and easy appetizer recipe — requiring only a handful of ingredients — gives you every reason to celebrate the season. Inspired by the Swiss specialty, Malakoff, these cheesy apps are the perfect blend of crisp and creamy. A decadent mixture of two cheeses, smoked Gouda and Gruyère, beer, and garlic are scooped onto bread rounds and fried to golden-brown deliciousness. Apple lambic and Granny Smiths complement their richness.
Heat oil in a pot to 350°.
Meanwhile, cut 14 rounds from bread slices using a 1½-inch biscuit cutter; reserve crusts for breadcrumbs. Arrange rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Toss together Gouda, Gruyère, and flour; transfer to a food processor.
Add lambic, egg, garlic, and nutmeg to processor, season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne, then pulse cheese mixture until paste-like.
Scoop cheese mixture using a level #40 scoop (about 1½ Tbsp.) onto bread rounds.
Fry fritters, 3–4 at a time, on both sides, starting cheese sides down, until golden brown and bread is crisp, about 1 minute per side. Serve fritters immediately with apple slices.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Carbs 3g 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.