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Smoked Gouda & Ricotta Fritters

Cheesy appetizers like these Smoked Gouda & Ricotta Fritters are always a hit with snackers and partygoers alike!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time At Least: 1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cheese ball, cheese balls, Christmas party food, elegant party food, fried, fried appetizer, fried cheese, fried ricotta cheese, fried ricotta fritters, gouda, make ahead, make ahead appetizer, party food, ricotta, ricotta cheese fritters recipe, smoked gouda
Servings: 24 Fritters
Calories: 123kcal

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Ingredients

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    Ingredients for Smoked Gouda & Ricotta Fritters

    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta
    • 1 1/2 cups smoked Gouda shredded
    • 1 tablespoon thyme may substitute dried or ground
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 2 cups Panko
    • 3 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup flour
    • canola oil for frying
    • Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Bourbon Glaze for dipping

    Instructions

    The Method

      if using my recipe for A Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Bourbon Glaze, click here and prepare ahead of the fritters

      • In a small bowl combine the ricotta, smoked mozzarella, salt, pepper, and thyme. In another bowl pour the panko. In a third bowl lightly beat the eggs. Put the flour in a fourth bowl. Line a tray with parchment paper.
      • Scoop about a 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized ball of the cheese mixture and roll to make round. Drop into the flour and roll to coat. Transfer the ball to the egg mixture and roll to coat. Transfer the cheese ball to the panko and again roll to coat. Transfer the ball to the parchment-lined tray. Continue with the remaining cheese mixture until all used.
      • Place the the tray into the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour. **Note - these cheese fritters may be rolled out and refrigerated for up to 2 days in advance and fried when ready.
      • When preparing to fry, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large high-sided skillet to 350° F. Use a candy thermometer to accurately test the temperature before frying. Fry fritters in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan, until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Keep the fritters constantly moving while frying.
      • Remove with a slotted spoon to brown bags to drain and cool slightly. Sprinkle with additional fresh thyme if desired. Serve warm with my Sweet, Sticky, Spicy Bourbon Glaze.

      Nutrition

      Serving: 1fritter/serving | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg

      Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.