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Ham, herb and cottage cheese fritters

Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
These fluffy fritters using cottage cheese make the perfect light lunch, great for the family or an easy option to prepare ahead and take with you to work.


97% fat-free cottage cheese

350 g


2 medium

97% fat-free deli sliced ham

75 g, chopped

White self-raising flour

½ cup(s), (75g)

Green shallot(s)

2 individual, finely chopped

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, finely chopped

Fresh mint

1½ tbs, finely chopped

Olive oil

1 tbs


  1. Whisk 1¼ cups (250g) of cottage cheese and egg in a large bowl until combined. Stir in the ham, flour, shallot, parsley and 1 tablespoon of mint until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat half of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Drop six 2-tablespoonful quantities of mixture into the pan to make 6 fritters. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes each side or until golden and puffed. Wipe the pan clean with paper towel. Repeat with the remaining oil and cheese mixture to make another 6 fritters.
  3. Serve the fritters with a dollop of the remaining cottage cheese and the mint.


SERVING SUGGESTION: salad made of baby rocket, halved grape tomatoes and thinly sliced baby mushrooms drizzled with 2 teaspoons each of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. TIP: Try these fritters with 1 cup corn kernels instead of ham and replace the herbs with coriander and a little ground chilli.