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Ricotta Fritters

by Emma on February 18, 2012

in Breakfast,Dessert

It’s Friday night and I’m blogging. About fritters.

Yep.

I think the time in my life that I was most excited about Friday nights was back when I was around 11 or 12 years old. I had no illusions back then about going out to see movies with boys. Or getting a cocktail with friends. Or going to parties were everyone is dancing but it’s still the perfect noise level to talk in case you meet someone.

Nah. Friday nights meant two things: 1. No school for the next two days (hello sleeping in!). 2. TGIF network TV line-up of classics such as; Boy Meets World and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Those were the days.

But tonight, Friday night is about Fritters. Ricotta fritters.

In case you’ve never had the good fortune to experience a fritter before let me sum it up as follows: a slightly denser and more country version of a donut hole.

I totally sold you, didn’t I?

Ricotta Fritters, makes around 18-20, recipe from A Cozy Kitchen

Needed: 3 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup ricotta cheese, 1 1/4 cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, oil for frying and powder sugar for garnish.

Mix together all the ingredients except the oil and powder sugar. Heat 3-4 inches of oil in a large pot over medium heat. Drop a 2 tablespoon size dollop of batter into the hot oil. Cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove to a plate covered with paper towels. Cut open the fritter and check it, you want it to be done in the center without burning on the outside. So adjust your heat as needed and now you’re ready to cook multiple fritters at once.

Once they are all cooked and slightly cooled, dust with powder sugar and devour.

xo. Emma

{ 30 comments }

Courtney Jones February 18, 2012 at 5:14 am

These look delicious! :)

And I soooooo miss the TGIF TV line-up! It was the best! My sister and I lived for Friday night TV. And then we adored waking up on Saturday and watching Saved by the Bell and Hang Time. Oooo…the good old days :)

Vivi K February 18, 2012 at 5:20 am

I spent Friday night baking lemon loaf, and seriously, how rewarding. :)
These look amazing!

Much love, Vivi

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Melissa @ Honeybee Vintage February 18, 2012 at 5:30 am

These look great!

Oh, and Boy Meets World was where it was at on Friday night! I wanted to be Topanga so bad. Those were the days…:)

Emma February 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Me too. Topanga was the ultimate girl. :)

Christina Shumway February 18, 2012 at 6:27 am

How true about Friday nights were viewed as kids!! My Friday night consisted of making a patch of avocado-lime black bean salad & reading blogs. Have a wonderful weekend!

*Thank you for the fritter recipe!

eat my shorts February 18, 2012 at 8:50 am

Oh yum! These look ace!

Rachael February 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

Fritters were always an extra special treat dessert in our family and wow, these look sooo tasty and decadent! And you can use the left over ricotta to make a scrummy cheese cake or some filo pastry parcels the next day. Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
Rachx

The life after February 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

We use to do fritters in Italy for carnival, which is now! I actually don’t like them, but everyone does!

The Life After

Margherita February 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

They look amazing!!!!!

Anita February 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

I remember Friday nights like that. These pretty yummy!

hannahalehandra February 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

Ricotta, fritter?! Heck yes!

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candace February 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Oh, Boy Meets World, miss you! Does TGIF still exist, or was it just a 90s thing?
I like your description of these as a country version of a donut hole :)

Emilia February 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Totally agree on Friday Night, it was best when marked by good television (Sabrina the Teenage Witch was my favorite!). Though ricotta fritters seem like a lovely way to spend an evening as well. They look, ahem, too good. When I read the title I thought they were going to be cheesy inside, but doughy? Sign me up ;)

Mallory February 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Yes! TGIF with my sisters… Those were the days.

Mama Smith @projectlittlesmith February 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Once I had a baby frifay nights have kind of regressed to a good meal, TV, and joy at the thought of sleeping in (’cause my husband gets up with the kid on saturday). I guess things come full circle! Those look great.

teddi February 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

emma, have you ever had savory fritters? like the ones you can make with corn or zucchini, & then a balsamic dipping sauce. they are really good too. i used to love boy meets world. i liked sabrina the teenage witch too, until she went off to college & they got rid of the aunts.

Ray February 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Emma gets me. she sooooooooooooo gets me.

Suzanne Perazzini February 19, 2012 at 12:40 am

Oh yes, Friday nights are the best. Two full days of doing what I want and not what the job demands and heaps of time to check out my favourite blogs and to post myself on mine. Also my husband cooks in the weekend so I get a break. What luxury.

April Mae February 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

My gawd–you make the things that I dream of eating as soon as I get out of my wedding dress in July! Seriously, fritters and a cake batter milkshakes… you are killing me.

Naomi Anselmo February 19, 2012 at 2:33 am

I have a tub of ricotta sitting in my fridge calling out to be made into these. And I am so stoked to hear I’m totally not the only one who looked forward to TGIF all week!! My cool just went up a couple points I think..

Zel February 19, 2012 at 5:03 am

Oh how I miss TGIF!! TV just isn’t what it use to be! Now that I’m married, Friday nights mean I get to stay home, curl up on my bed and read :)

Those look so good!

Andrea Lynne Rose February 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

These look so yummy! You make the best looking foods!

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Jacqueline February 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Umm..those look and sound amazing. I also live for TGIF. I wanted to be Topanga so badly…
xo Jac

elizabeth February 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

If the 90s TGIF lineup would come back, I’d never go out on Friday nights. And if Snick would come back as well? My life would be over.

I’m going to try these tomorrow and maybe try adding some lemon juice or lemon extract? They look so delicious!

Meghan February 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

anything you can file under breakfast AND dessert is a winner in my book!

Kristen February 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I’m so envious of your friday night! those look delicious!

Cookie and Kate February 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Ricotta fritters, get in my belly! These would be so perfect for those days when all I crave is cheesy goodness. Yum.

Bailey February 20, 2012 at 12:45 am

Most delicious Friday night EVER!

And TGIF was the shizz…can you believe those shows are “classics” now? But seriously, what kind of name is Topanga?! Just saying.

nicole @ BREAD & SILK February 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Mm, fritters!

Felicia February 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

mmm.. looks so good