GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Today we are making Blue Cheese Fritters with Chef Mark Kingshott from All in One Chef.

These may not be your typical healthy food but on New Year's Eve we decided to cheat a little.

Chef Kingshott also teaches cooking classes at Sparta Community Education you can find more information on his classes by going to the All in One Chef website or his Facebook Page.

Blue Cheese Fritters

  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1Tb unsalted butter
  • 2 TB green onions
  • 1 large egg, separated….
  • Oil. Vegetable, canola, peanut…your choice
  • Blue Cheese cut into bite size chunks

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk with the egg yolk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk mixture. Stir lightly, then fold in the melted butter, blue cheese and green onion. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white to soft peaks and fold it into the batter.

Preheat the oven to 180°. In a large saucepan, heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 325°. Scoop a 2-tablespoon-size dollop of batter and then drop it into the hot oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain; season with salt. Transfer the fritters to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you fry the rest.

Roasted Red pepper aioli

In a food processor, mix:

  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic