Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)

6 servings
20 min
4 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6

For about four dozen :

2 cups of ricotta cheese

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

About 3 1/2 cups of oil (for frying)

Powdered sugar for dusting on top


  • Step 1 - Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)
    In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, flour, sugar and vanilla. Let the mixture stand for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat about 3 1/2 cups of oil depending on the size of your pan.
  • Step 3 - Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)
    You will need enough oil to cover the zeppole completely while frying. You can tell when oil is ready by dropping a tiny piece of the batter into the oil.
  • When the piece of batter starts to rapidly sizzle, the oil is hot enough.
  • Step 5 - Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)
    Drop the zeppole by scant teaspoonfuls into the oil by using your finger to push the batter off the spoon.
  • Step 6 - Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)
    Cook until deep golden brown.
  • Step 7 - Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)
    Gently turn with a fork to cook both sides.
  • Step 8 - Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)
    Remove with a slotted spoon to a large plate lined with paper towels and allow to cool.
  • Step 9 - Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters)
    Dust with sifted powdered sugar when cool.


Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters), photo 1
Zeppole (sweet ricotta fritters), photo 2


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