Spingi: Italian Donut Fritters

Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  • 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.


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