Rustic Ricotta Fritters

This is the first time I make fritters. I don’t tend to fry dough much since frying is not that great for you although once in a while and without over eating the product its ok. This recipe makes quite a few of these bad boys, about 30. They taste best when cooled about 5 – 10 minutes, which is when I dust them. If you make these don’t omit the lemon zest because it gives them an awesome flavor.

Not bad right? and they taste even better, I promise :-)


Rustic ricotta fritters

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings


4 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 lb reduced fat ricotta cheese
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons of reduced fat milk
1 tablespoon orange extract, can be omitted
Zest of 2 lemons
1 pinch of salt
Canola oil for frying
Powdered sugar


Mix together the eggs and sugar. Add the ricotta, milk, orange extract and lemon zest. Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the egg mixture. Beat just until smooth.

Fill a deep fryer pan with oil, at least 3 inches deep. Heat oil and drop dough with a teaspoon into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the oil and drain on a plate covered with paper towels.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar and serve.

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  1. Mmmm, these look awesome. Sometimes the simplest is the best! And I love that your crust is fairly thin, that’s just how I like mine! I think we need a pizza night at our house soon :D

  2. YAY! Plain food! This is my kind of pizza. I love pepperoni but they don’t really have pepperoni here and even if they did, it’s full of nitrates. Plain pizza is the way to go. :)

    I love the look of yours. And the sprinkling of oregano. It’s so simple yet I’ve never thought of doing it.

  3. This looks delicious! I made homemade pizza last night for my family! I love homemade pizza, so much better then delivery. I made a small pizza on a whole wheat tortilla and loved the results!

  4. Heidi, texanerin and Hillary,

    I was surprise at how good it was. So simple and yet so delicious. I think I will be making plane pizza for a while now :-).

    Texanerin, the oregano gives it a really yummy flavor. If you like oregano you should try it!!

  5. So simple and yet this looks like it could become one of my favorite dishes-yum!

  6. I thought you did get a a mixer ? Maybe this recipe is from before that.

  7. Hi! Is there a difference between 100% whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour? Can I use the former instead of the pastry flour?

  8. In this recipe 1/2 teaspoon gluten is optional. How does this change the texture of the crust? Thank you for sharing your recipes.

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