Lemon Ricotta Fritters
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
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 2 dozen
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 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
- 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.
- 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.