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Ricotta fritters

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Ricotta fritters

With tomato sauce & courgette salad

With tomato sauce & courgette salad

Serves 4

Cooks In15 minutes

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 408 20%

  • Fat 27.7g 40%

  • Saturates 11.2g 56%

  • Sugars 10.0g 11%

  • Salt 2.0g 33%

  • Protein 21.8g 44%

  • Carbs 15.8g 6%

  • Fibre 6.4g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 25 g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 4 anchovy fillets, from sustainable sources , optional
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 700g passata
  • 8 black olives (stone in)
  • ½ a bunch of fresh basil (15g)
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 400 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 whole nutmeg , for grating
  • 1 lemon
  • 40 g Parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 400 g firm green or yellow baby courgettes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint (15g)
  • 1 lemon

recipe adapted from

Jamie's 15-Minute Meals

By Jamie Oliver


  1. Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Large frying pan, medium heat • Large casserole pan, low heat • Food processor (fine grater)
    Put the porcini into a mug and cover with boiling water.
  3. Crack the egg into a mixing bowl, add the ricotta, finely grate in ¼ of the nutmeg, the lemon zest and Parmesan, add the flour, then beat together.
  4. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the frying pan, then use a tablespoon to spoon in 8 large dollops of the mixture, turning carefully when nice and golden.
  5. Put the anchovies (if using) and 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the casserole pan, crumble in the dried chilli, and squash in the unpeeled garlic through a garlic crusher.
  6. Finely chop and add the porcini with half their soaking water and the passata, season with sea salt and black pepper and bring to the boil.
  7. Squash and add the olives, discarding the stones. Pick and reserve a few basil leaves, then chop the rest and add to the sauce.
  8. Grate the courgettes in the processor (you could use a box grater here) and tip into a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper, the juice of the zested lemon and the extra virgin olive oil.
  9. Finely chop and add the chilli and the top leafy half of the mint, then toss together.
  10. Place the fritters on top of the sauce, then scatter over the reserved basil leaves, drizzle with balsamic and serve with lemon wedges.

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