I think I have mentioned earlier that me and my family love cheese, I mean any type of cheese. So today I had some ricotta cheese in the fridge and I decided to make ricotta fritters. It has a nice crunch outside and creamy on the outside.
It is pretty easy and quick to make. You can eat as them is or serve it with tomato sauce, both are equally delicious.
- 500 g soft ricotta cheese
- ¼ cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- Freshly grated one lemon / lime zest
- 1 tbsp chopped basil/mint
- 2tbsp cream
- Salt- pepper and paprika to taste
- Vegetable oil
Ingredients for tomato sauce
- 400 g chopped tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with salt- pepper, paprika and zest of lemon or lime. Add the egg mixture and cream to the ricotta. Keep whisking. Then add flour, Parmesan cheese and chopped basil to the ricotta. Mix together until well combined and set aside.
For making tomato sauce: heat the olive oil in a pan add grated garlic, season with salt and pepper and saute for few seconds. Add chopped tomato to garlic oil and cook for 10 minutes and set aside.
Now, in a skillet, add good amount of vegetable oil and heat the oil over medium heat.
Using a spoon and add ricotta mixture to the hot oil and let them to for about 3 minutes or until each side golden and crispy.Take them out of the skillet and drain them on a paper towel. Serve ricotta fritter plain or with tomato sauce.