Lazy Cheese Buttons

    6    eggs, beaten
   ½    tsp. salt
    4    cups flour
  22    oz. cottage cheese
    1    stick butter
    1    large onion, chopped
         Cream, optional for serving


Mix eggs, salt, flour and cottage cheese together to form a stiff dough. The texture should be similar to cookie dough and may be sticky, too.

Fill a large kettle with water and 1 tsp. salt and bring to a rolling boil. Using a teaspoon ½ to ¾ full, drop cheese button dough into boiling water. Stir and boil for about 5 minutes.

In a large frying pan, sauté onion in butter with ½ tsp. salt. Transfer boiled cheese buttons to pan and fry in the buttered onions. Enjoy as is or serve with cream – and don’t forget the sausage on the side!


MILLIE’S TIP: You can flavor your cheese buttons more by adding about 1½ cups chicken broth or chicken bouillon into the water during the boiling process, then fry as directed.


RECIPE by Millie Wald, Zeeland, formerly KEM Electric Cooperative