Chocolate Cheese Fritters
15 oz. ricotta cheese
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp. melted butter
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 oz. milk chocolate, finely chopped
Vegetable oil, for frying
3/4 cup honey, warmed
Mix ricotta and eggs with a fork.
Add flour and mix just until incorporated. Add butter,
orange peel, salt and chocolate, stir until just combined. Batter can be
held in the
refrigerator, covered for 2 days.
In a skillet, heat 1/2 inch of oil over medium heat. Check the oil to see
if the batter
sizzles, when a small drop is put in.
Add rounded tablespoons of batter to the oil. Do not crowd. Fry,
turning once, until
each side is golden brown. Put fritters on a warm platter and drizzle with
serve. They are best served immediately.