Ricotta Cheese Fritters

Remember the two angels from this post? Every time they come to my place, something special always seem to happen and this time was no exception. It was rainy, day was gloomy and the kids got hungry. They asked me to make some thing with cheese - "I luv jeeze - lotta jeez" said the little one. I had some Ricotta cheese waiting to be used, a little slab of Parmesan and was wondering what I could make for them when it happened!!!

Last time they had visited us, there was a bird's nest right outside our house, on the porch light where we could see all the eggs. It had 4 eggs, brown and cute. The kids spent hours last time The eggs dint hatch that day although they did 2 days later and I went on to see little ones being hatched, open their sweet beaks to get food from mama bird, take their first flight and then leave the nest for ever! Capturing them in photo was really hard given that they were so close. The smart mama bird seemed to have tought them well..the minute the little ones see us watching, they will lie down subdued but the minute we hide or go away from their line of sight they will start chirping like crazy :) It was funny indeed!

Ricotta Cheese Fritters
So when the little ones came this time and found the nest empty with only Bird droppings inside, the little one started crying. She wanted to see the eggs. I was amazed how she remembered this after all this while. That's when I told them that we would make our own eggs and put them in our own nest - clean one and not filled with droppings. Ricotta Cheese Fritters I also told them, these will be delicious looking ones and which they can eat too :) :) So here are my eggs and nests
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  • Yields: Makes around 10 fritters
  • Approx 2 cups of Part skim ricotta cheese
  • About 4 whole grain stale bread slices
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs (optional. You can use the whole grain bread crumbs instead)
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian Parmesan grated
  • few sprigs of cilantro/parsley
  • salt to taste
  • few tbsp of Italian seasoned Bread crumbs for coating
1. Grind the bread slices to make fresh bread crumbs. This should make approximately 2 cups.
2. Add all the ingredients together.
3. It will come together into one dough
4. Make small balls out of it and then coat it with bread crumbs
5. Drop them in a hot oil
6. and fry them until golden brown
7. Serve warm, as they are or with ketchup.
8. I used cilantro leaves to make the nest and placed these goodies in the middle.

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By Swati on Apr 6, 2015

breadcrumbs r to b added in dough?

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By Dipti on Aug 11, 2012

I had done this recipe with mint leaves and soy crumbs. It was quick and easy to make.Loved it!!! simple and tasty snack :lol:

By Nandini on Apr 21, 2012

The fritters look delicious and am planning to make them. Are the panko bread crumbs instead of the 2 cups of fresh bread crumbs you made from the 4 slices of stale whole grain bread or in addition to them?

In addition.--DK

By Preethi on Oct 14, 2010

Hi....I love all your recipes. I would like to know what oil you use to fry these cheese fritters & other fried goodies. Thanks.

Vegetable oil :)

By Madhuri on Apr 19, 2010

Awww, how cute to make the little ones their own little nest with edible eggs! The fritters sure look all chirpy :-D

By Usha on Apr 12, 2010

Wonderful ! Inspired me to make my childhood fav - made by my mom - Breadrolls. So I added potato & turmeric to look like a yolk.

By vanamala on Feb 9, 2010

Awesome snack... :roll:

By Gayatri on May 23, 2009

Wow! This is an awesome thought and inspiration...am gonna try it out for my 2 yr old...thanks for sharing it and hats off to ur creativity :) Thanks Gayatri :) Am sure your family will love it :)

By Rajee on Mar 29, 2009

Great picture and how delicious to be.

By Kevin on Mar 3, 2009

Those look great! Perfectly golden brown!

By Lisa on Feb 27, 2009

You've out done yourself with this recipe. I'll be trying these for sure!

By newspaanai on Feb 26, 2009

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By KALVA on Feb 26, 2009

love the second one from the bottom... lovely pics

By Madhuram on Feb 25, 2009

Lucky children! They got to taste these yummy looking cheese eggs.

By Maya on Feb 25, 2009

Wooooow, is all I can say..

By bee on Feb 25, 2009

looks utterly delicious. and i love those birdies.

By Soma on Feb 25, 2009

Awwww that's one cute pictures of the baby bird. We had disaster twice with the bird nests in our porch.. they fell off, little eggs & all in the tornado like winds 2 yrs in a row. it was heartbreaking to see the parents hovering over the empty place:-(

Love the fritters! reminds me of frying the Malai Kofta balls!

By Madhumathi on Feb 25, 2009

Great idea..They look irresistable..

By bhagyashri on Feb 25, 2009

Wow! Thats a lot of cheese, but they look crispy & delicious.
I like the second last pic...

By Akal's Saappadu on Feb 25, 2009

i love all of them, but prefer the ones at the top of the page! got so much patience (bird photos) not very easy indeed, but got a wonderful picture of them! lovely presentation!

By Akal's Saappadu on Feb 25, 2009

i love all of them, but prefer the ones at the top of the page! got so much patience (bird photos) not very easy indeed, but got a wonderful picture of them! lovely presentation!

By Priya on Feb 25, 2009

Just drooling over the crispy ricotta fritters, yummy..really tempting me..

By MeetaK on Feb 25, 2009

oh these look wonderfully crispy! lovely idea!

By Neha on Feb 25, 2009

They look so crispy, must have taste delicious too. I liked the last but one photo the most..

By Uma on Feb 25, 2009

I love jeeze too! Can I have some of those yummy eggs? Gosh, these are tempting me dhivya! I like the very last picture in the post (1st one from the bottom).

By Cham on Feb 24, 2009

Ha ha there is no way of dieting in food blog I guess. They re killer! I like the 1 rst from the bottom!

By Arundathi on Feb 24, 2009

looks delicious!! :-) would've loved to see one photo with a shot of the inside!

By karuna on Feb 24, 2009

they look perfectly round, crispy and I am sure yummy. ricotta and parmesean wowowowoow!!!!!

By Indrani on Feb 24, 2009

all the pics are equally good, but I liked the 1st one from the bottom of ur page....delicious recipe, DK

By rekhas kitchen on Feb 24, 2009

ooohhh what to say simply superb thats it.yeh lovely story and delicious recipe

By Pavani on Feb 24, 2009

all pics look great, but I liked the last but one the most.

By Cynthia on Feb 24, 2009

OMG! I can just imagine how delicious these must be.

By Priya on Feb 24, 2009

I like the second to last photo. And these fritters look soo tempting Dhivya, I really wish I could grab one out of the photo :) My mom makes a dish called birds nest too, its like a bonda with a moist slice of bread as the outer cover, and then deep fried

By veggie belly on Feb 24, 2009

Watching the new born birds must have been quite a sight! Its wonderful that you drew inspiration to make something from that scene.

By Divya Vikram on Feb 24, 2009

They look sinfully delicious Dhiv!