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Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe (Polpette di Ricotta)

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe (Polpette di Ricotta)

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe is a straightforward recipe that requires few ingredients. It is a tasty mixture of ricotta, grated cheese, eggs, and breadcrumbs. This fried delicacy is an excellent snack that can be served hot or cold.

Bring these fritters to the table, and your guests could appreciate them as appetizers or a main course accompanied by a very refreshing salad.

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe (Polpette di Ricotta)

Another alternative is to cook “le polpettine di ricotta” after having fried them in tomato sauce as an alternative to meatballs for vegetarians.

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe (Polpette di Ricotta)
Cooking Method
Cuisine
Courses ,
Difficulty Beginner
Time
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
Description

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe is a straightforward recipe with few ingredients—a tasty mixture of ricotta, grated cheese, eggs, and breadcrumbs.

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup pecorino cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (grated)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • parsley (chopped)
  • Evo oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
    • Place a mesh strainer with tiny holes over a bowl.
    • Add the ricotta and gently push in with a rubber spatula.
    • Let the ricotta strain for at least 5 hours.
    • Put the previously drained ricotta in a bowl. Add the grated cheese, breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, salt, and eggs.
    • Mix the mixture with a fork until you obtain a soft but dense compound. You can add more breadcrumbs or cheese if it is too soft. 
    • Roll a walnut size of the ricotta mixture into a ball.
    • Fry the polpette in hot oil until it becomes brown.
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