Fried Ricotta or Ricotta Fritta

July 09, 2019
Fried Ricotta is one of those things that you never want to stop eating.  It is so simple to do, yet so deliciously satisfying. It makes a great appetizer or cheese course.  As always, quality ingredients are a must!  Enjoy!

Yield: Varies

Fried Ricotta or Ricotta Fritta

prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M
Delicious Ricotta in a light batter. Be sure to buy high quality Italian Ricotta


  • Ricotta (best quality ) Drained if wet
  •  Eggs Q B
  • All Purpose Flour Q B
  • Salt Q B
  • Vegetable or olive oil for frying 


How to cook Fried Ricotta or Ricotta Fritta

  1. Place  some flour on a large plate.  Crack eggs into a bowl, and beat thoroughly .
  2. Using a large spoon, scoop a la mound  of ricotta into your hand and gently press together and flatten a bit  so that it holds its shape. Repeat until you have as many mounds of ricotta that you wish to make. 
  3. Heat oil in a large shallow  pan to about 350 degrees .
  4. Gently dredge ricotta mound Into flour then dip into egg, then again into flour.
  5. Flour and egg should  coat the ricotta.
  6. When oil is hot, gently and carefully place a battered piece of ricotta into the oil. Repeat, but taking care not to splash or add to many pieces at a time.  Using a slotted spoon or spatula, flip the ricotta and fry other side.  Fry only to light golden so as to not have the ricotta fall apart. Gently, remove from oil to a paper lined dish or tray. Immediately sprinkle generously with salt.
  7. Serve warm or room temperature .
  8. Buon appetito !
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