My church every year on Labor Day weekend has a huge festival. They're a major money maker for the church is Zeppole. You have to wait forever in line. All the ladies at the church are lined along the huge vats of oil flipping zeppoles in the oil. All my family has worked the stand. From all over Ohio people come to buy these Zeppole. It's amazing the working line that is done from the women making the dough in the priests kitchen basement, running the dough upstairs to the ladies frying and empty bowls slide through the basement windows to refilled with new dough. Then you have all the people who just cover these in powder sugar into McDonald's bags that have been donated by the near McDonald's. This has been a secret recipe. But this age old recipe has been handed down. You can use the same amount of ricotta in place of the potatoes, depending on which one you like better.