• 500g (1 pkg) pressed cottage cheese (try MC-Dairy)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (1 whole lemon)
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp canola oil 

Aji Verde Aioli

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups packed cilantro, some stems
  • 1-2 jalapenos (seeds out)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Ontario queso cotija
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt 



  • Combine all seasonings with eggs and whisk.
  • Add pressed cottage cheese and then stir in flour slowly until combined evenly - don’t over mix! 
  • Make 6 - 4oz patties (use a wide-mouth mason jar lid as a mold)
  • Melt butter and canola oil in a nonstick pan.
  • Cook patties until golden brown on both sides. 

The batter cooks well from both cold and room temperature, and reheats perfectly in either an oven at 350ºF for 5-7 minutes or in a dry, non-stick pan for 5-7 minutes, flipping once. The cottage cheese patties can also be cooked from frozen for easy prep. 

Aji Verde Aioli

  • ​Combine all ingredients and serve.

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