Light, fluffy, cheesy ricotta goodness flavoured with green mint and chives, drizzled with fresh lemon juice – there is so much to love about these fritters! They don’t take a long time to prepare which makes them ideal to whip up when you want a delicious breakfast or easy-to-make lunch.
Add a slice of smoked salmon and a dollop of crème fraiche or a rasher of bacon and you have a decadent dish that is sure to impress!
Ingredients (makes approximately 8 fritters)
400 grams of fresh ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons of finely grated parmesan cheese
2 heaped tablespoons of plain flour
1 tablespoon of fresh chives, chopped plus extra to serve
1 tablespoon of fresh mint, chopped plus extra to serve
2 spring onions, chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Sea salt and cracked pepper
Half a lemon, to serve
To make, add ricotta, parmesan, egg and flour to a bowl. Mix through ingredients and season well with salt and pepper. Stir in chopped chives and mint and mix well.
In a fry pan heat olive oil over medium heat and taking a large spoon of fritter batter and dollop in to hot oil (in a medium sized frypan you should be able to fit 3-4 fritters at one time). Cook on one side for about 3-4 minutes until they are golden (but not burnt). Flip fritters over and cook on the other side until fritter is cooked through and both sides are golden. Remove from pan and set aside while you cook the next batch.
One all of the fritters are cooked, divide between two plates and serve drizzled with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, chopped spring onions and extra chives and mint. Enjoy!
ELE tip – if you prefer your spring onions slightly cooked, add them to the fry pan when you are cooking the last batch of fritters and gently cook them through.