Lemon Ricotta Fritters

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 2 dozen

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
These mouthwatering fritters are golden brown outside, soft and cakelike inside, and have a lovely citrusy and creamy flavor from the classic duo: lemon ricotta. Fritters are great served warm with jam or honey. —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Lemon Ricotta Fritters Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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 zest and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, cheese, sugar and extract. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  2. In a deep cast-iron skillet or deep-fat 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 60 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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