*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                           Sweet Ricotta Fritters
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fritters
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/4  C.            ladyfinger crumbs
    1      C.            Ricotta cheese
    2      Large         eggs -- separated
    1      Tbsp.         sugar
    1      Tsp.          grated orange zest (colored part of peel)
    1      Pinch         ground nutmeg
                         Raspberry Sauce
                         vegetable oil for deep frying
 Beat 1 1/2 cups ladyfinger crumbs, Ricotta, egg yolks,
 sugar, orange zest and nutmeg in medium mixer bowl until
 blended. Refrigerate covered at least one hour. While batter
 is resting make Raspberry Sauce. Heat 3 inches oil in 4 quart
 heavy non-enamel saucepan over medium heat to 325 degrees deep-fry
 thermometer. Using about 1/3 cup batter for each fritter,
 shape cheese mixture into eight 1 1/2-inch long ovals. Lightly
 beat egg whites in shallow bowl just until frothy. Dip ovals
 in egg white to coat all sides; let excess drip back into
 bowl. Roll ovals in remaining 3/4 cup ladyfinger crumbs, then
 place slightly apart on wire rack to allow coating to set. Add
 half the fritters to the oil and fry, stirring gently, until
 deep golden brown on all sides, 2 minutes. Remove with skimmer
 or slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with
 remaining fritters. Serve warm with Raspberry Sauce.
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