June 21, 2020


For the spicy aioli:
1 egg
3 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup Lemon Olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Chili garlic sauce to taste


For the fritters:
1½ pounds shredded cheddar
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups buttermilk
5 eggs
1 tablespoon salt
¼ cup chopped chives
Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Spicy aioli for serving


Make the spicy aioli: Add egg, garlic, and lemon juice to a food processor. With food processor running, slowly drizzle in Lemon Olive Oil until emulsified. Stir in salt, pepper, and chili garlic sauce to taste.


Make the fritters: In a large bowl, stir first seven ingredients together until well combined. Form into balls and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Heat Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil to 350 degrees. Working in batches, lower fritters into oil and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

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