Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Taken from NZ weekly site and attributed to Wendyl Nissen's Pantry. These call for 'tasty' cheese; a great sub would be cheddar. I love how the directions are written, BUT servings and yield are a guess, as I've not tried this recipe. Perfect with drinks, I think these sound amazing!
- 4 tablespoons oatmeal (finely ground in the food processor)
- 4 tablespoons grated tasty cheese (sub cheddar)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- ground pepper
- 4 tablespoons fat (lard but olive oil or butter will do)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Mix all ingredients together except the baking powder and frying fat.
- Add enough cold water to mix into a stiff batter. If it looks like porridge, it’s too liquid and the frizzles will flatten out in the frying pan. (If this happens, just add a bit more oatmeal. ).
- Melt the fat in the frying pan until it spits if you put a drop of water in it. Add the baking powder to the mix just before you are about to start cooking.
- Drop teaspoonfuls into the hot fat – they will bubble a bit like crumpets. Turn over and cook until golden on both sides.
- Drain on paper towels and serve on their own, or spread with fish or meat paste.
These were pretty little morsels. They were a little bland for our personal taste,so I will add a little hot sauce in the future.
I found these delicious morsels to be a tad too salty, and my first batch didn't turn out the best. frying in fat didn't work for me, so the second batch I baked in the oven on parchment paper at 425 for 10 minutes on each side. Really good, but as I said, next time I will omit the salt altogether. Thanks for posting!
1st i made these with aussie tablespoons which are 4 teaspoons instead of 3 teaspoons are same i used 1/4 c water and 1/8 cup water first which mr picky liked better with oil they were crispy rose like crazy but did not have the bubbles that were meationed when i added 1/8 c more water they flatten out like pancakes but didnt get as crisp so you choose lol i used butter and mr picky liked oil better so again you choose i ground the oatmeal into flour which must have been common back then cause i have a cookie recipe that uses it .it has an oatmeal taste which i like good recipe