Caerphilly and spring onion fritters

Caerphilly and spring onion fritters

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Caerphilly is a mild, creamy, crumbly Welsh cheese. Mixed with breadcrumbs, egg and spring onions it makes these delicious vegetarian fritters. Serve as a quick starter or light lunch with chutney and salad.



  • fresh breadcrumbs 120g
  • Caerphilly 120g, grated
  • spring onions 2, finely chopped
  • lemon 1, zested
  • English mustard powder a pinch
  • parsley chopped to make 2 tbsp
  • eggs 2, separated
  • oil or butter
  • spicy tomato or onion relish to serve


  • Step 1

    Mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, spring onion, lemon zest, mustard powder and parsley with the yolks and plenty of seasoning. If the mixture is a little stiff add a splash of milk, it should be stiff but spoonable. Whisk the egg whites and fold them in.

  • Step 2

    Heat a little oil with a knob of butter in a large frying pan, add the mixture in spoonfuls (do this in batches if your pan is small). Fry until golden and then turn over to cook the other side. They need about 5-6 minutes in all to make sure the middles are cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with a spicy tomato or onion relish.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 377
  • Carbs 23.6g
  • Protein 14.5g
  • Fat 25.6g
  • Salt 1.17g
  • Fibre 0.8g