These light-as-air, pillowy cheese pancakes are made with farmer cheese -- essentially strained cottage cheese.
2 cups salted farmer cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil for frying
Heat 1/2 inch of oil over medium heat in heavy skillet to approximately 350 degrees F. Place farmer cheese in bowl with eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix well with wooden spoon. Add flour and mix until all ingredients are well blended. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into oil; fry until golden brown on both sides, approximately 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with sour cream, jam, fresh berries, or maple syrup.