Basil and Ricotta fritters served golden and crispy in dark black baskets lined with black napkins, with a rosy red dipping sauce on the right side, accompanied by a spoon with red sauce on it.

Basil Ricotta Fritters with Rosé Sauce

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

This appetizer is one you want to serve with your favourite Ontario sparkling wine. Ricotta is the perfect ingredient for a soft, delicately flavoured dough perfectly complemented by the creamy tomato rosé sauce.

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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