Today I am sharing one of my all time favourite simple suppers…ricotta fritters with tomato and basil sauce.
These ricotta fritters are my version of an easy peasy gnocchi. It’s quite an intense and very time consuming task to make your own gnocchi at home so these little gorgeously golden dumplings are my cheat’s version but please don’t be fooled, although they come together almost effortlessly they are no way any less flavourful than their laborious counterparts. These ricotta fritters are light, fluffy, delicious and marry perfectly with a simple tomato sauce. I can have the little imitations frying away to gorgeous goldenness in well under ten minutes and the kids just adore them. So does my hubby.
The ricotta mixture consists of only a few flavours, lemon zest, nutmeg and parmesan however they work together beautifully to create a delicious treat even when eaten without the tomato basil sauce. Miss G. gobbled up a couple whilst our sauce bubbled away.
Todays simple tomato basil sauce is also absolutely delicious and is the result of mere moments of work. After I have fried the ricotta fritters, I heat a little olive oil in the same pan, gently cook a clove or two of garlic, add the diced tomatoes, passata, brown sugar and basil and bubble away for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. This tomato sauce is fresh, full of flavour and makes the perfect pond of yumminess for the fried ricotta fritters to nestle in.
Mr H. loved this supper. The fritters were the perfect texture for him to pick up easily and nibble away on. He also adored the tomato sauce, gobbling most of it up only leaving behind what was smothered on his face and arms.
To create your own delicious ricotta fritters w’ tomato and basil sauce simply…