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Dusted Vanilla Ricotta Fritters

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“Easy and so good! Your loved ones will be amazed at your creativity. Recipe adapted from Gale Gand, executive pastry chef and a partner at Tru in Chicago.”

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  1. In a large saucepan or deep fryer, heat 2" of vegetable oil to 375°.
  2. Cover a wire rack with paper towels and place on a baking sheet near your heated oil.
  3. While the oil is heating, in a large bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar and vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add ricotta and blend until smooth. Add flour and baking powder and combine until JUST blended.
  4. Using a very small ice cream scoop, melon baller or 2 teaspoons, slide 8 walnut-size balls of fritter batter into the hot oil.
  5. Fry until deep golden and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Transfer fritters to rack with a slotted spoon to drain.
  7. Continue frying in batches of 8.
  8. Arrange on a platter and dust well with confectioners' sugar and/or cinnamon sugar and serve with your favorite preserve.

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