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Ricotta fritters with tomato sauce & courgette salad

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Ricotta fritters 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%
  • Protein
    21.8g
    48%
  • Carbs
    15.8g
    6%
  • Sugar
    10g
    11%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    408
    20%
  • Fat
    27.7g
    40%
  • Saturates
    11.2g
    56%
  • Protein
    21.8g
    48%
  • Carbs
    15.8g
    6%
  • Sugar
    10g
    11%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • For the sauce
  • 25 g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 4 anchovy fillets , optional
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 700g passata
  • 8 black olives (stone in)
  • ½ a bunch of fresh basil
  • For the fritters
  • 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
  • For the salad
  • 400 g firm green or yellow baby courgettes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 lemon
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Method

Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Large frying pan, medium heat • Large casserole pan, low heat • Food processor (fine grater)

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Put the porcini into a mug and cover with boiling water • 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 • 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

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 • Finely chop and add the porcini with half their soaking water and the passata, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil • Squash and add the olives, discarding the stones • Pick and reserve a few basil leaves, then chop the rest and add to the sauce

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 • Finely chop and add the chilli and the top leafy half of the mint, then toss together • 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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