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Ricotta Fritters

Date Added: Mar 26, 2010 Italian Hors d' oeuvre
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Prep Time

45 mins

Cook Time

5 mins

Ready In

50 mins

Serving

20

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Description

Ricotta fritters are a great hor d' eouvre. Deep fried and crunchy on the outside, gooey and cheesy on the inside. Great all kinds of dips.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup(s) Fresh Ricotta Cheese
  • 1
  • 1 1/2  Cup(s) Smoked Mozzarella cheese - shredded
  • 2
  • ½  Table Spoon(s) Fresh Thyme - Chopped
  • 3
  • ¼  Tea Spoon(s) Kosher Salt
  • 4
  • ¼  Tea Spoon(s) Black Pepper
  • 5
  • 2  Cup(s) Egg - Seperated
  • 6
  • 3/4  Cup(s) All Purpose Flour
  • 7
  • 2  Cup(s) Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 8
  • 1  Each Egg
  • 9
  • 1  As Needed Oil for frying
  • 10

Directions

    1. Preheat frying oil to 400 F degrees.
    2. In medium size mixing bowl add Ricotta, Smoked mozzarella, thyme, salt, pepper and egg yolks.
    3. Take mixture and put in fridge for 20 minutes.
    4. Take mixture and using a ice cream scoop portion out the round fritters.
    5. Put back in fridge for a good 20 minutes.
    6. In one pan add bread crumbs.
    7. In second pan add left over egg whites and add 1 egg to it and mix.
    8. In third pan add flour.
    9. Now take cold fritters and roll individually in flour, then egg and then bread crumbs.
    10. Repeat this method until all fritters are coated.
    11. Refrigerate for 20 min. and fry till golden brown.
    12. Depending on oil temperature and size of fritters you may have to finish cooking fritters in the oven to cook thoroughly.
    13. To check, use a food thermometer the inside of the fritter should read 160F degrees.
    14. Serve with a Cold Balsamic Vinaigrette or Marinara.

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