Recipe for Mushroom Fritters With Havarti-Pepper Dip
Appetizers... Dips & Spreads


    Mushroom Fritters with Havarti-Pepper Dip

    1 cup all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 beaten egg
    2/3 cup milk
    12 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
    Vegetable oil (for deep-fat frying)
    Scallion (optional)
    1 recipe Havarti-Pepper Dip

    In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl combine egg and milk. Pour milk mixture all at once into flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in mushrooms.

    In large saucepan or deep-fat fryer, heat 3 to 4 inches oil to 365 degrees F. Carefully drop mushroom mixture by tablespoons into oil. Fry a few fritters at a time, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden, turning once. Remove fritters using slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with scallion, if desired. Serve immediately with Havarti-Pepper Dip.

    Makes 6 appetizer servings.

    Havarti-Pepper Dip
    8 ounces dairy sour cream
    1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese
    1 to 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    In a blender combine all ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve with Mushroom Fritters.