Ricotta Fritters with Orange Sauce

Ingredients

1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
1 cup vegetable oil, to fry
2 tablespoons confectioners’ (icing) sugar
1 orange, cut into segments, to serve

Orange Sauce

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons light (single) cream
1 tablespoon orange liqueur

Method

  1. Make the sauce: Mix the orange juice, sugar, butter, cream, and orange liqueur in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Decrease the heat, cover, and simmer until the sauce thickens. Keep warm.
  3. Whisk the ricotta, flour, sugar, eggs, and orange zest in a small bowl until well blended.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan to very hot.
  5. Drop tablespoons of the batter into the oil. Fry in small batches until golden brown, 2-3 minutes each side.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. To serve, pour the orange sauce over the fritters and dust with the confectioners’ sugar. Top with the orange segments and serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Modern Mediterranean Cooking