Everyone knows how important Calcium is for strong bones. A glass of milk or a slice of cheese a day, yada yada. You know the drill. But me being me, and holding true to this:
Kindly note that diets & low-fat whatevers are not in the menu.
do you actually think I’m gonna share about a boring ole glass of plain milk and a plastic-tasting slice of cheddar?
There are 1001 recipes that feature these calcium-laden ingredients, except that they’re presented in a slightly more appetising manner. I’ll be posting a couple in these series: Strong Bones.
Now, for the 1st instalment and going a little easy:
Flourless Cheese Fritters for a start?
1 cup grated Mild Cheddar
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
1/2 tsp White Pepper
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/2 beaten Egg (or less)
The preparation is pretty simple – Combine all the ingredients (cheese, breadcrumbs, paprika, chilli flakes, pepper & oregano) in a bowl. You could vary the herbs according to preference though.
Add just enough egg to glue these together. The mixture should be semi-dry, making it easier to fry.
Yes, you read right. FRY.
Whip out your non-stick weapons now, lovelies cos We be fryin cheeeeeeeeze!
Frying cheddar can be a little tricky, and it takes some care. Drizzle a little olive oil and heat the pan a little before dropping a tablespoon of cheese mixture each. The cheese will melt (ermz duh.), then it’ll turn slightly brown, and then it’ll almost immediately form a crust. Once you reach this stage, then flip it. Flipping it while all that yellow goo is melting spells disaster – speaking from experience of course!
I don’t know if this is of any consolation; but I made mine in one of those tiny frying pans that’s barely the size of an egg, you could easily hunt at Daiso that I’m sure you’d go “Awww so cute!! But who will buy and use that?” Lol, me? They’re certainly neat to have – holds all that misbehavin’ cheese in a perfect round form. Enjoy!
Till, the next instalment of Strong Bones!
P.S.: Fazdli, YES there’s more. Time to throw that healthy diet out the window!