Malakoffs (Swiss Fondue Fritters)

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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 6 fritters
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    slices white pullman bread
  • 16
    ounces gruyere cheese, grated
  • 3
    tablespoons flour
  • 14
    teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2
    garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 14
    cup dry white wine (recommend Riesling)
  • 2
    tablespoons kirsch
  • vegetable oil, for frying
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using a 3 inch ring cutter, cut one round from center of each slice of bread. Reserve crusts for another use.
  • Mix cheese, flour, nutmeg, garlic, eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Slowly add wine and kirsch. Stir until a thick paste forms. Divide mixture between bread rounds, and using wet hands, mold cheese mixture into smooth 1 1/2 inch high mounds.
  • Pour enough oil into a 6 qt saucepan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350 degrees F. Fry malakoffs cheese side down, flipping once, until golden brown and bread is crisp (6-8 minutes). Serve immediately.
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