Donna Hay’s quick and easy fritter recipe

Donna Hay's effortless ricotta and parmesan fritter recipe requires minimum ingredients, but delivers maximum flavour.

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When it comes to weeknight meals, we like to stick to one simple rule; the faster (and tastier!), the better. That’s why we love Donna Hay’s effortless ricotta and parmesan fritter recipe. It requires nothing more than tossing all of the ingredients in a big bowl, and cooking. Not to mention, they’re absolutely delicious.


Ricotta and parmesan fritters with pesto


2 cups (480g) firm fresh ricotta+

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind

½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan, plus extra to serve

sea salt and cracked black pepper

¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil

½ cup (130g) store-bought basil pesto


Place the ricotta, eggs, lemon rind, parmesan, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook tablespoons of the mixture, in 3 batches, for 2–3 minutes each side or until golden. Gently toss with the pesto and sprinkle with extra parmesan to serve. Serves 4.

+ Firm fresh ricotta is available from the deli section of supermarkets.

Try this: Add extra herby flavour with fresh basil leaves.

Recipe courtesy of Donna Hay Magazine

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