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Ricotta and Parmesan Fritters with Pesto by Donna Hay

Thu, 7 July 2016 8:00AM

donna hay Ricotta and parmesan fritters with pesto

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The combination of ricotta, parmesan and pesto? Yes, please! Indulge in this super easy and absolutely delightful recipe by Donna Hay.


  • 2 cups (480g) firm fresh ricotta
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • ½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan, plus extra to serve
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup (130g) store-bought basil pesto

How to:

Step 1:

Place the ricotta, eggs, lemon rind, parmesan, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat.

Step 2:

Cook tablespoons of the mixture, in 3 batches, for 2–3 minutes each side or until golden.

Step 3:

Gently toss with the pesto and sprinkle with extra parmesan to serve. Serves 4.

(Firm fresh ricotta is available from the deli section of supermarkets.)

Try this: Add extra herby flavour with fresh basil leaves!

Want more recipes by Donna Hay? Try these!

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Recipe by Donna Hay from Donna Hay Magazine to subscribe, click here. Donna Hay Magazine Aug/Sep 2016 available now at your local newsagent or supermarket, or click here.

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  • Posted by: MelissaFay89 Master Fan // Thu, 7 July 2016 11:28am

    These look delicious!

  • Posted by: beccha77 Master Fan // Thu, 7 July 2016 12:36pm

    I like Donna Hay and her recipes are so impressive. The Ricotta and parmesan fritters with pesto look and sound very appetising.

  • Posted by: cottoncandy19 Master Fan // Thu, 7 July 2016 12:45pm

    Those look amazing! I want some right now

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Thu, 7 July 2016 12:46pm

    The fritters are something I would like to try, they look yum. The Donna Hay magazine has some great recipes.

  • Posted by: Bijoux Master Fan // Thu, 7 July 2016 01:20pm

    Oh yum! I love fritters. I’ve never made all cheese ones before.

  • Posted by: Pixie96 Master Fan // Thu, 7 July 2016 01:30pm

    Yum! Ricotta would be so nice in it.

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Mon, 8 August 2016 10:29am

    This looks and sounds so delicious.

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