Fluffy Ricotta Fritters

Lynnda Cloutier


Fluffy little puffs like this are very popular in Italy and found in many guises. They’re deep fried snacks that are part of Italian life and are seen as a real festive treat.Unknown Source

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1 cup ricotta cheese
2 eggs,room temperature
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. real vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
vegetable oil for frying
powdered sugar, to serve

Directions Step-By-Step

Press ricotta through a food mill, potato ricer or a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Put the eggs, sugar and vanilla in another bowl and whisk til pale and light. Fold into ricotta.
Sift flour with baking powder and salt into a bowl, then fold it into the cheese and egg mixture.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer to 375. Have a tray lined with paper towels and a slotted spoon or strainer at the ready.
drop level tablespoons of mixture into hot oil in batches of 6. fry for 2 to 3 minutes or til puffed and deep brown all over. You may have to turn them in the oil. Drain and serve at once, dusted with powdered sugar. Serves 4 to 6

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts