Let’s take a savory twist on fritter that’s usually fried up sweet with Lemon Herb Ricotta Fritters with a secret ingredient to make a super crispy crust!
This post is sponsored on behalf of Pasta Chips. As always all opinions are my own and thank you for supporting brands that I work with.
Want to know a secret?
I’m a snacker of the worst kind. People tend to assume that I go for the sweet foods since I own a Bake Shop and have sweets around all the time and that’s not totally inaccurate but I also love my salty foods. Here’s how my snacking usually goes: I come home from work, usually starving and I start to root around for something to eat. I shouldn’t because a) it’ll ruin my appetite for dinner and b) it’ll ruin my waist line but I do it anyway. What I’m seeking is something salty, a chip does the trick, I have a few and then put them away to start dinner. We eat dinner, let it digest for 20-30 minutes and then the need for something sweet hits.
Now you know why I need to work out and also why I want my snacks to be organic or non-GMO. If I’m going to eat something that isn’t a fruit or vegetable, at least let it be made with the best ingredients.
This is also why I want you to meet my new snack friend the Pasta Chip!
The what? Don’t be fooled by the name, like me, you will fall in love with these crispy baked chips made with semolina flour and Italian herbs. They are like pasta but so much better, with four flavors to choose from and they are all made with non-GMO ingredients!
So after the initial snacking was complete, it was time to think of what to do with my Pasta Chips. It was too dangerous to keep them around and making a dip just provokes me into snacking more.
I decided in the end, they’d make the perfect crust for a fritter. Wanting to stay in the whole Italian theme of things, I whipped up some savory ricotta fritters using local ricotta from my cheese shop.
You guys, you have never had fritters like this before, light, herby and airy on the inside with a crust that goes CRUNCH thanks to the Pasta Chips.
They are a project to make and a little bit of a mess but if I can get over my fear of frying at home to make these then you can do it too. Get the family involved (although mom or dad, you better do the frying) and let everyone get their hands dirty. Just remember, the key is all fresh ingredients – there is a big difference in taste between ricotta that was just freshly made and one that’s mass marketed and has been sitting on the shelf for a few weeks.
Get in the kitchen and get frying and oh, here’s $1 off coupon to pick up Pasta Chips for that crispy crunchy crust!