Ricotta Puffs

Course : Desserts
Serves: 40
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1 cup ricotta cheese -- 3/4 inch thick
3 large eggs
1/4 cup flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons salad oil
1 tablespoons powdered sugar

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.


Nutritional Information:

14 Calories; 1g Fat (52% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 3mg Cholesterol; 55mg Sodium

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