Overhead shot of Basil ricotta fritters in dark bowls on a dark surface next to a small bowl of dip.

Basil Ricotta Fritters with Rosé Sauce

Everyday Delicious
Serving Time Icon 3 min per batch
Serves Number Icon Yields 36 fritters

These Basil Ricotta Fritters with Rosé Sauce are an appetizer you’d want to serve with your favourite Ontario sparkling wine. Ontario ricotta is the perfect ingredient for a soft, delicately flavoured dough wonderfully complemented by the creamy tomato rosé sauce made with Ontario whipping cream. Whether you’re looking for a new appetizer for a family dinner or the perfect recipe for date night, these fritters are a great addition to any meal!

Prep 20 MIN


Ricotta Fritter Ingredients

Rosé Sauce Ingredients

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Rosé Sauce Instructions:

Step 1

Combine pasta sauce and whipping cream in a saucepan.


Step 2

Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.


Step 3

Simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened slightly and hot; keep warm.


Ricotta Fritter Instructions:

Step 1

In a large bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, eggs, basil and garlic.


Step 2

In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.


Step 3

Stir flour mixture into ricotta mixture until well combined.

Step 4

Meanwhile, in high-sided, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring about 4 inches (10 cm) of oil to 350°F (180°C) or alternately use deep fryer and heat to temperature.

Step 5

Take a heaping tbsp (15 mL) of dough and gently roll into a small log, repeating until dough is used up.

Step 6

Add to oil about 4 to 6 at a time and cook, turning occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 7

Remove fritters with slotted spoon to paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining dough.

Step 8

Serve drizzled with warm rosé sauce or alongside for dipping.

Nutritional Information

One Serving 2 Fritters with Sauce

Calories 200
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 13 g
Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 4.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 1 g
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