Preparation / Directions:
Beat ricotta with eggs and sugar till blended and smooth. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt;add to ricotta mixture, beating till smooth.
Pour oil into deep pan to depth of 1 1/2";heat to 360 on deep-frying thermometer. For each puff, drop a rounded teaspoonful into hot oil; fry several at a time till golden brown (about 1 1/2 minutes). Lit out with slotted spoon; drain well.
If made ahead, let cool, then wrap airtight and rerigerate. To reheat, arrangepuffs on single layer on rimmed baking sheet; place in 350oven or about 10 min., or till heated through.
Dust with powdered sugar and serve hot. Makes 3 1/2 doz.