Lemon Ricotta Fritters are a light and fluffy bite that's perfectly poppable and always a hit at brunch!
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Lemon Ricotta Fritters

Lemon Ricotta Fritters are a light and fluffy bite that's perfectly poppable and always a hit at brunch! They are the perfect way to start your day!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 fritters
Author Julie Espy

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat enough oil to fill a medium pot about 1-inch full over medium-high heat until the oil is about 370 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the ricotta, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add ricotta mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine. The dough will thicken and be very sticky.
  • Working in batches, use a small cookie scoop to drop batter into the hot oil.
  • Fry until the fritters are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes, turning once. Remove cooked fritters from the oil with a spider strainer (or slotted spoon) and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all batter has been fried.
  • Sprinkle the top of the fritters with more lemon zest, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm with blackberry preserves.

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Notes

If you don't fry the fritters long enough, the center will still be some and may have some raw batter. Don't be afraid to let them get a rich golden brown color to ensure they're cooked all the way.You can always open a fritter up and check the inside to test if you're frying them long enough.

Nutrition

Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Potassium: 0mg | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg