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ricotta fritters

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Victoria Stephans
Madison, AL

I had something like this in an Italian restaurant in Chicago and loved it, so I was thrilled when this recipe caught my eye.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8 as an appetizer
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For ricotta fritters

  • 2 c
    whole milk ricotta
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmiggiano
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh chopped basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsely
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil, for frying

How To Make ricotta fritters

  • 1
    In a large bowl, whisk together the ricotta, eggs, cream, flour, cheese, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Whisk the mixture together until it’s well combined, set aside.
  • 2
    In a large skillet, add enough oil to come up about ¼ of the way up the sides, get the oil nice and hot over medium-high heat.
  • 3
    Using a ¼ cup measuring device, add your dollops of ricotta mixture to the hot oil and allow them to cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy. Drain them on a paper towel lined plate.
  • 4
    Cook these in batches and keep adding more oil if you need to in between batches.
  • 5
    Serve with some marinara sauce or eat them as is!