Manchego Cheese Fritters with Honey Mustard Ranch + A Virtual Baby Shower + A Giveaway!

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Manchego cheese fritters with honey mustard ranch are tasty little bites that are seriously delish! Creamy Manchego cheese is combined with tangy goat’s cheese to create the ultimate cheese fritter that’s perfect for a small get together! Dipped in a refreshing homemade honey mustard ranch, these little cuties won’t last long!

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Happy Wednesday, friends! I am super excited about today’s post. I’ve totally been wanting to share the recipe for these cheese fritters for like ever, and I finally get to do it today! These little bites are so amazing you guys. I may have eaten all of them by myself, in one sitting…but really, who is keeping track? They are a great little appetizer at your next fancy shmancy dinner party, as they are simple to make and hard to screw up!

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This isn’t the most exciting part about today’s post however…

Let’s talk about the most exciting part about today: the giveaway for a KitchenAid 5 Speed Diamond Blender! We are celebrating Michelle of Healthy Recipe Ecstasy, her husband Alasdair, and the newest member of her perfect little family: baby boy Alexander! I have come together with a special group of blogger friends to celebrate this little bundle of cuteness; and we are throwing her a virtual baby shower! Join us in congratulating Michelle and her family!

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Manchego Cheese Fritters with Honey Mustard Ranch
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Yield
6

Ingredients

    For the Honey Mustard Ranch
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/3 cup honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • For the Manchego Cheese Fritters
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon prosciutto, finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper
  • 8 ounces Manchego cheese, finely grated
  • 6 ounces crumbled goat's cheese
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1-2 cups canola or vegetable oil

Instructions

  • For the honey mustard ranch, whisk together all of the ingredients listed for the ranch until creamy. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to use.
  • For the Manchego cheese fritters, in a large bowl mix together the milk, flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, egg, garlic, Manchego, goat's cheese, prosciutto, and salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, with whisk attachment fixed, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold half of the egg whites into the cheese mixture, and then fold the second half in very carefully. Do not over mix.
  • Add the oil to a heavy bottomed deep skillet, pouring about 1 1/2 inches up the side of the pan. Heat the oil to 360 degrees F. Using a tablespoon sized scoop, drop the mixture into the hot oil, working in batches. Cook for 3-4 minutes, flipping over if need until brown and all sides. Transfer the Manchego cheese fritters to a plate that has been lined with a paper towel. Serve immediately with honey mustard ranch.
  • Enjoy!
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  • Sloane @ Life Food and Beer

    You can never go wrong with fried cheese :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      I know, right! Thanks, Sloane!

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com/ Alice Choi

    I LOVE Manchego cheese!!! and these fritters look soooo good!!! Congrats to Michelle!!!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Alice! xo

  • Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Awww I love virtual baby showers! Huge congrats to Michelle! Now about these fritters….um I’m literally wiping drool off my keyboard. These look SO amazing, Justine! Totally loving the sound of that honey mustard ranch dip. *genius* :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much, cute face.

  • http://www.pinchandswirl.com/ Marissa

    These look incredible! Little flavor bombs!! Yum….

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much, Marissa!

  • Robyn Gleason

    Wow, these look so delicious, Justine! I could have a bowl of those on my desk and be popping them all day, lol. Great recipe :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Haha, thanks so much Robyn! <3

  • http://www.mykitchencraze.com/ Cyndi – My Kitchen Craze

    Happy Baby Shower and congrats to Michelle!! These bites look delicious! I’ve never tried Manchego Cheese before, but these look amazing. Can I come share some with you? ;-)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      You can definitely come and share some with me, Cyndi. Come right over!

  • http://lslfun.blogspot.com Mira L

    So nice of you to throw Michele a baby shower! And these fritters are awesome!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Mira! xo

  • http://healthynibblesandbits.com/ Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    These fritters!! I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I’ve never tried Manchego cheese before! Can you make these for my next party?

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      OMG YOU HAVE TO TRY IT, LISA! I will totally make the for your next party pretty lady.

  • http://chattavore.com/ Mary @chattavore

    Fried cheese is totally where it’s at. And honey mustard to boot? When I was in college I dipped EVERYTHING in honey mustard. I love the stuff! These look so delicious!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Right?! I still dip everything in honey mustard! haha, thanks Mary!

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com/ Kelly @ Life made Sweeter

    Aaw, what a sweet post – congrats to Michelle! Love these cheesy fritter, they look amazing! The perfect little bites for a shower or party!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Kelly! <3

  • Michelle Hershman

    I cannot stop staring at these fritters!! One of the bars down the street from my house serves fried manchego and I’m obsessed with it. These look even better! Perfect treat for my shower!! Thanks Justine!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Aw, thank you Michelle! I am so happy we got the chance to celebrate how amazing you and your family are! xoxoxo

  • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

    Thank you so much, Erin!

  • http://omnivorescookbook.com/ Maggie Zhu

    These Fritters looks SO amazing and made me feel so hungry! Dipping it with Honey Mustard Ranch is an absolute wonderful idea. Love the combination :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Maggie!