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Apr 232015
 

                                                         Deep Fried Ricotta Puppies

You just might want a glass of wine!

The original recipe for these was actually a dessert and I wanted to try to alter them to more of a side dish for something in the Italian nature as a compliment to spaghetti and meatballs or even lasagna. However, as my first try at these, I just had some zucchini sticks and some meatballs which I will post at another time.
I did luck out on getting an opinion other than Husband’s which made me feel pretty good! My neighbor was returning our tractor after dinner and I asked him if he liked ricotta cheese and it was a two thumbs up, so I took out some of these for him to try with some sauce I had made to dip them in, don’t think I took enough!!!
He said he loved them and that they were awesome, confirming husband who hardly ever dislikes something I make, God bless him………….Somebody’s got to! So with my husband being blessed, let’s continue with the recipe!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Deep Fried Ricotta Puppies
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 teas baking powder
  • ¼ teas dried basil
  • ½ teas dried oregano
  • 1 teas dried parsley
  • ½ teas garlic powder
  • ¼ teas salt
Instructions
  1. Combine the ricotta cheese and eggs in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Add flour mixture to the ricotta cheese mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. Have deep fryer heated to 360 degrees.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into hot oil a few at a time, being careful not to overcrowd them.
  6. Cook until golden brown, turning after about 1-2 minutes to brown evenly.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and keep warm in a 200 degree oven.
  8. Continue until all are cooked.
  9. You may cook these ahead of time and let cool instead of keeping warm in the oven, then place them in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
  10. To reheat, place puppies on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time.

For dipping, have your favorite spaghetti or marinara sauce that’s been heated and enjoy!

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Jul 262014
 

Deep Fried Wonton Strips

A few years ago I found packages of crispy wonton strips in our local Winn Dixie store and had to try them. I was immediately addicted! Next trip to the store I bought a package of wonton wraps determined to make my own, for a lot cheaper price I might add. One 12 ounce package of the wraps runs around $3 versus a 4 ounce package of already made at about $2 and you can sprinkle them with a variety of spices to make them to your taste buds. I like ours with just old plain kosher salt and love to eat them as an alternative to chips with a sandwich, topping for salads for that crunch or sprinkled atop chicken chow mein!

Great snack for movie watching too!

Great snack for movie watching too!

Another great part is that even if they go over the expiration date a little, they can still be fried into these light and crispy treats. This I know for a fact as I have bought them with good intentions and somehow that monster in the frig seems to bury them in the bottom of my drawer and you know the saying “Out of sight, out of mind”! Another plus is that they stay crispy for weeks, that is if they last that long!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Deep Fried Wonton Strips
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package wonton wraps
  • Oil for frying
  • Kosher salt, cinnamon and brown sugar, sea salt, all-purpose seasoning salt, garlic salt, onion salt or any of your favorite seasoning
Instructions
  1. Cut wraps into desired size strips and separate (I usually cut them in thirds to keep my time down a little but you can cut them in fourths). Unless you have a helper, cut and separate all wraps before starting to fry.
  2. Deep fry a few at a time being sure not to over crowd them at 375 degrees, stirring a little while frying to brown evenly especially if you cut them in thirds. Watch them carefully as they take little time to fry and will burn easily.
  3. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle while still hot with favorite seasoning.
  4. When totally cooled, store in zip-lock bags.

 

I even got to use my mom’s old deep fryer for these babies, gotta love it! Well I did manage to get here again today and now it’s off to start my weekend! Again have a nice rest of the weekend and enjoy………..

 

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