Smoked Gouda Fritters w/ Warmed Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Dipping Sauce
1 (15 oz.) container whole milk ricotta
1 cup shredded smoked gouda
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
canola oil, for frying
1 jar of Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Sauce (warmed for dipping)
Combine the cheeses in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture into hand and roll gently into a ball. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling. Once all fritters are formed, place the tray in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove from tray and dredge each fritter in the flour, then the eggs, and finally the breadcrumbs. Repeat with all fritters and return to the baking sheet. Freeze for at least 30 minutes (frozen fritters can be stored in plastic bags and fried whenever you need them).