Mom’s Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

Mom’s zucchini ricotta fritters. This recipe is absolutely a must in the summer when zucchini is in season. They are light, creamy, and perfect when paired with a green salad on the side. This dish is on rotation in my household and requires no fuss or mess at all when using my air-fryer. These pair perfectly with a refreshing yogurt sauce or a nice green salad on the side.

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Mom’s Ricotta Fritters

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This recipe is absolutely a must in the summer when zucchini is in season. They are light, creamy, and perfect when paired with a green salad on the side.
These pair perfectly with a refreshing yogurt sauce or a nice green salad on the side.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese 100 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 grated medium zucchini 100 grams
  • ½ cup parmigiano reggiano cheese 50 grams
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs 50 grams
  • few basil leaves sliced, ripped or chopped

Instructions
 

  • Wash, dry the zucchini, and grate it. I used 1 zucchini for this recipe which yielded 1 cup total. Place the zucchini into a nut milk bag or use your hands and strain out as much water as you can. You can save the zucchini water for smoothies if you wish.
  • In a separate bowl, add the ricotta, egg, salt, add the grated zucchini, parm, breadcrumbs and basil. Stir it really well until fully combined or use clean hands to incorporate it fully.
  • Take a 1/4 cup measuring spoon and scoop out each portion in your hand. Roll the mixture into a ball and then shape into a disc. Repeat this step for each one, you should have 6 discs in total.
  • Spray them on each side with cooking spray and air-fry at 400F for 10 minutes. Be sure to preheat the air fryer first if you have that setting and make sure you check on them at the 6-8 minute mark. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

You can use pecorino romano cheese, or gluten-free breadcrumbs as well. I believe this recipe will work with almond flour but I have not tried it yet. If you are interested in my air-fryer it is linked in my bio on Instagram and you can use the code Nonna15 for 15% off. This recipe makes six zucchini cakes so feel free to double if you need to.
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