Ricotta Balls (Italian Doughnuts)

READY IN: 25mins
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Recipe by Steve P.

A quick an easy version of a traditional Italian holiday treat.

Top Review by Noreen a Canadian

excellent and easy recipe. I modified to make a bit more low carb. Splenda instead of sugar, and I only had cottage cheese so I blended that til smooth. Also added some nutmeg. Looking for a lower carb flour substitue to try in this recipe. Love the way those little balls just turn themselves. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 14.79 ml sugar
  • 236.59 ml all-purpose flour
  • 44.37 ml milk
  • 9.85 ml baking powder
  • 236.59 ml ricotta cheese
  • vegetable oil (for deep frying, since this is a dessert dish avoid using a strong flavored oil like olive oil) or shortening (for deep frying, since this is a dessert dish avoid using a strong flavored oil like olive oil)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot oil and deep fry.
  3. Balls will turn themselves over when one side is done.
  4. Fry until golden brown and cooked through adjust heat as needed if they brown too quickly without cooking through.
  5. Drain on paper towels to cool and absorb oil.
  6. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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