Ricotta Fritters

Ricotta Fritters

Ricotta Fritters

Ricotta cheese is the ingredient that makes these fritters so special. They are delicate and tender on the inside with a light crunch on the outside.  If you are looking for a fast and easy addition to a dessert tray or brunch menu you can’t do much better than home made fritters. You just heat up oil, mix up the batter ingredients, and start frying. In less than 30 minutes you can have a plate of warm fritters.  When finished, you can eat them plain, roll in cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze.



Ricotta Fritters

3/4 c. flour

2 t. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

1 T. cinnamon

1 c. ricotta cheese

2 eggs, beaten

3 T. sugar

2 t. vanilla

Powdered sugar for dusting

oil for deep frying

Heat oil to 370 degrees in heavy saucepan. While oil is heating combine dry ingredients with cinnamon and set aside. Beat together cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Stir in dry ingredients. Working in batches spoon batter by level tablespoonfuls into hot oil, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 3 minutes in all. Transfer with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Dust with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar and serve. Makes about 3 dozen.

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