Dusted Vanilla Ricotta Fritters

READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan or deep fryer, heat 2" of vegetable oil to 375°.
  • Cover a wire rack with paper towels and place on a baking sheet near your heated oil.
  • While the oil is heating, in a large bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar and vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add ricotta and blend until smooth. Add flour and baking powder and combine until JUST blended.
  • Using a very small ice cream scoop, melon baller or 2 teaspoons, slide 8 walnut-size balls of fritter batter into the hot oil.
  • Fry until deep golden and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer fritters to rack with a slotted spoon to drain.
  • Continue frying in batches of 8.
  • Arrange on a platter and dust well with confectioners' sugar and/or cinnamon sugar and serve with your favorite preserve.
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