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Wild garlic and ricotta fritters

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Vegetarian mains

Wild garlic and ricotta fritters

Side Serves 2 20 min
Make the most of seasonal wild garlic with these quick and tasty fritters. Serve as a starter or a light meal, with a herby grain salad or simply dressed green leaves. They're good with a salsa, a drizzle of pesto or squeeze of lemon juice.

Ingredients

  • 100g wild garlic, washed well
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125g ricotta cheese, crumbled
  • 20g Parmesan cheese (or vegetarian alternative), grated
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 nutmeg, for grating
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Boil a kettle. Put the wild garlic in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiled water. Leave for 1 min, then drain and cool in cold water. Drain, squeeze out excess water and chop the leaves.
  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, mix the wild garlic, egg, ricotta, Parmesan, rice flour and lemon zest. Season and add a little grated nutmeg, approx. ¼ tsp, to taste.
  • Step 3

    Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan, to a medium heat. Dollop 4 equal spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan, pressing them lightly down with the back of a spoon. Fry for approx. 2 mins each side, until golden. Take care as you turn them; they're a little fragile but will firm up as they finish cooking. Drain on kitchen paper.

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