Fritters are such a useful dish to have in your repertoire of recipes. Whatever you have in the fridge can be thrown together and fried to a crispy crumb. It’s a great way to use up leftovers, and also an easy way to please picky eaters (who doesn’t love melty cheese?). If you have fussy children, they will definitely love these ham and cheese fritters. These Ham and Cheese fritters are a healthier version of chicken nuggets because they’re homemade. You only need a handful of ingredients too: ham, cheese, eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs. Serve with some mayonnaise and a side salad, and you’ve got a quick midweek meal in the bag. Ready to please those picky eaters? Then make this super easy recipe.
– To stretch these Ham and Cheese Fritters, you can add mashed potato. Just make sure that the mashed potato is dry and doesn’t have any residual moisture, otherwise, the fritters may fall apart. Simply steam (or boil) potatoes, and mash with milk, salt, and pepper. Spread the mashed potato between the layers of cheese and ham, and continue with the breading and frying process.
– If you’re looking for a healthier option, swap the ham for lean turkey meat, and the cheese for Mozzarella cheese or feta cheese.
– For extra cheesy flavor, mix ¼ to ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese in the breadcrumb mixture. You can also add a layer of Dijon mustard in between the ham and cheese layers.
– Serve these Ham and Cheese fritters with a green salad, and roasted veggies.
– The Ham and Cheese fritters can be baked too. Place on a greased baking sheet, spray with cooking oil and bake for 425°F for about 25 minutes until golden.
The Ham and Cheese fritters can be stored in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or the oven (this will preserve the crispiness). Reheat them at 325°F for about 10-15 minutes.
Arrange the ham and cheese in alternating layers.
Cut the medallion with the culinary ring.
Continue to make ham and cheese forms until all the ham and cheese are used.
Set up a breading station with flour, an egg wash, and breadcrumbs.
Roll the ham and cheese stacks in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.
Deep-fry until golden.
In the meanwhile, prepare the mayonnaise. Place all the mayonnaise ingredients in a blender and whisk.
Make mini cordon bleu stacks by adding another layer of pounded and cooked chicken breast.
The Ham and Cheese fritters can be made in advance (which means they’re perfect for a freezer midweek meal). Place the dredges ham and cheese stacks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for up to 2 hours. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container or Ziploc bag and store for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, allow to thaw in the fridge, and continue to cook as per instructions.