Lemon Ricotta Fritters Recipe

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Lemon Ricotta Fritters Recipe

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These delicious fritters are golden brown outside, soft and cake-like inside, and have a lovely citrusy flavor. They're great served with jam or honey. —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
28 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
28 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Honey or strawberry jam

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, lemon peel and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, cheese, sugar and extract. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, several at a time, into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm with honey or jam. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Ricotta Fritters in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2017, p193

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Honey or strawberry jam
  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, lemon peel and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, cheese, sugar and extract. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, several at a time, into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm with honey or jam. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Ricotta Fritters in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2017, p193

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