Fluffy Ricotta Fritters

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

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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Ingredients

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

1
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.
2
Sift flour with baking powder and salt into a bowl, then fold it into the cheese and egg mixture.
3
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.
4
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