Ricotta Fritters for your Salads.
Ricotta fritters add that salty substantial kick that your next salad so desperately needs.
My salads used to be pathetic. Growing up our salad after dinner every single night was a huge bowl of iceberg lettuce with a lemon olive oil dressing. I have branched out into various types of lettuces and salads over the last few years, but this is my most favorite salad creation yet! If you’re hosting a small dinner party (or even a slightly bigger one) and want to impress- this should be your go to salad!
The ricotta fritters were extremely simple to make and fried up quickly. They made a simple salad of dried cranberries, slivered almonds, romaine lettuce and baby spinach seem much more sophisticated. For a party feel free to make the fritters in the morning and just warm them in the toaster oven or oven for a few minutes prior to plating.
PhillyBoy came home late yesterday afternoon, and I made him this salad as part of his very late lunch. I have to admit that I felt like the best. wife. ever. when I put his plate down in front of him and saw his eyes light up. The addition of the ricotta fritters made the salad extra special.
The next time you want to impress someone with a simple salad- whether it be your tired husband or a few friends- make these ricotta fritters! They make an ordinary salad extraordinary! Enjoy!
4 oz low fat ricotta cheese
pinch kosher salt & freshly cracker black pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs
canola oil for frying
Gently mix the ricotta with the salt and pepper. Form the ricotta into 6 balls. Press slightly to form a coin shape. Place on a dish and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Heat about 3/4 inch canola oil in a pot over medium high heat. Set out 3 bowls, placing the flour in the first, the egg in the second, and the bread crumbs in the third. Remove the ricotta from the fridge and carefully dredge each piece in the flour, egg, and bread crumbs, patting to remove excess. When the oil is hot enough fry the ricotta balls 3 at a time, flipping when the bottom is golden brown. Total frying time about 2 minutes. Remove the ricotta fritters with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to remove the excess oil. Serve over a fresh salad. Enjoy!
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