This recipe for ricotta fritters is from a blog called We are not Foodies, which is pretty funny in a lot of ways. For instance, they post this Onion video making fun of celebrity and pretentious chefs. Have a look, it’s spot on and very funny. If you’re easily offended by people making fun of pretentious jackasses, then best not watch it.
I would definitely consider this a recipe that needs more work. The fritters were OK, but the consistency was off, and they were a little bland. That said, put a little time in improving the recipe and it could be a winner.
What you’ll need:
- 1 lb ricotta cheese
- 2T all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg, well beaten
- 2T Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1T lemon juice
- Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
What to do:
Mix all the ingredients on a bowl to make a ricotta batter.
Heat some olive oil in a (preferably) nonstick skillet and place spoonfuls of the batter in the hot pan, gently flattening them into disks.
Let them brown on the first side for a couple of minutes, before flipping them to brown the other side. Keep a close eye on them because they can burn easily.
Move them to a paper-towel-lined plate to absorb some of the oil before moving them to a serving dish.
Serve hot with a little olive oil drizzled on them.
Now for the weird ice cubes.
This is so lame that I wasn’t going to include it, but I just had to post these photos with their rich colors.
These are ice cubes made with water and a squirt of water flavoring in each cube compartment, as shown in the photo below. This happened to be cherry flavor.
I’m not sure what the point of these are, other than they look cool. If you just start with regular water in a glass and added these cubes, they’ll flavor the water as they melt. But that’s not really that cool, is it?
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