Lemon Ricotta Fritters are a savory fritter recipe. Smooth and and rich, they are filled with cheese with subtle lemon and sage. Served with garlic aioli!

Lemon Ricotta Fritters

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fritter recipe, ricotta fritters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24 fritters
Calories: 134 kcal
Lemon Ricotta Fritters are a savory fritter recipe. Smooth and and rich, they are filled with cheese with subtle lemon and sage. Served with garlic aioli!
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Ingredients

Fritters:

  • 16 ounces whole milk ricotta
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1/2 cup pecorino romano cheese , finely grated
  • inch vegetable oil , enough to fill up to 1of your frying pan
  • 1 cup Garlic Aioli

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or with your stand mixer, blend ricotta and with eggs until fully combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, dried rubbed sage and sea salt. Gradually add to ricotta mixture until combined. Fold in lemon zest and finely grated pecorino romano cheese. Cover and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes or as much as 24 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, blend together garlic aioli ingredients including garlic, salt and mayonnaise, in a small food processor. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Pour 1 inch of vegetable oil into a large frying pan and heat over medium heat. Remove batter from the refrigerator. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, spoon batter into hot oil. Use a metal spatula or fry spoon to flip after lightly browned on each side. This process is relatively quick and will only take about 1-2 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining batter. You can place in the oven on 150-200 degrees to keep warm.
  6. Top with Maldon Sea Salt before serving with a side of garlic aioli.
  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back to let us know how it was! 

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Nutrition Facts
Lemon Ricotta Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.