Spingi: Italian Donut Fritters
- Oil, for deep frying
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 pound ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 to 2 cups granulated or cinnamon sugar, for rolling
Heat the oil to 350 to 365 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients, except the rolling sugar, with an electric mixer until smooth. Drop by tablespoons into hot oil. Fry fritters until cooked thorough and golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove from oil with tongs and drain on a cookie sheet lined with paper towels. While still very hot, roll each ball in granulated sugar.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
You can also add diced apples, bananas, or any other fruit to the recipe.
Recipe courtesy of Phyllis Restivo, Delray Beach, FL