Italian Ricotta Chestnut Fritters
This is a traditional Italian recipe. These fritters are a wonderful side dish at brunch with bacon or ham. They’re easier to make than home fries.
Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup ricotta
- ½ cup chestnut flour
- ½ cup rice flour
- 6 cups vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp. confectioners sugar
- Beat the eggs and sugar until thick. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients except the vegetable oil and the powdered sugar. Cover the bowl and let stand for 1 hour.
- Heat 2" of oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat to 375°F. Drop the fritters by tablespoonfuls into the oil. Do not overfill the pot. Fry for about 2 minutes, turning as they brown.
- Drain on brown paper or paper towels and dust with powdered sugar.