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Smoked Gouda & Ricotta Fritters

Jenny from Not Entirely Average
Cheesy appetizers like these Smoked Gouda & Ricotta Fritters are always a hit with snackers and partygoers alike!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time At Least 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Fritters
Calories 123 kcal


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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


    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.


      Serving: 1fritter/servingCalories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 7gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 204mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 1mg
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