If you’re a cheese lover like me, these little cheese patties really hit the spot! I must admit I’m not a huge fan of cottage or ricotta cheese unless well hidden in lasagna. I think it’s a texture thing – I’ve just never found that type of cheese very appealing. This recipe has changed all of that – the ooey gooey cheesiness brings ricotta or cottage cheese to new heights! Pan fried cheese patties can be a meal on their own, a fun and different side dish, and a great way to sneak more healthy protein and whole grains into picky eaters.
Feel free to take a few liberties with this recipe – you could add garlic and parmesan, a few tablespoons of Thrive FD Spinach or Onions, a handful of Thrive FD Cheddar, or a little bit of Tomato Powder with a sprinkling of Italian seasonings. If I had some leftover cooked breakfast sausage, I would add that. Yum
- 2c Cottage Cheese or 1 recipe Homemade Ricotta Cheese
- 2T Thrive Whole Egg Powder
- 1.5c Thrive Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4t Thrive Salt
- A few tablespoons of milk or water as needed to thin batter
- Butter, for pan frying
Heat skillet with about a tablespoon of butter in it over medium. While skillet is warming, combine first four ingredients. Slowly add water or milk to thin out the batter – you
want it to be just slightly thicker than pancake batter. Once the skillet is heated, carefully pour the batter into small 3″ rounds. Cook on each side until deep brown. Be sure to add more butter between batches – this will ensure a nice crisp crust on the outside of your cheese patties. Serve hot!