Pea & Ricotta Bites
TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES
200 g fresh or frozen peas
400 g fresh ricotta
50 g parmesan, grated
Zest of 1 lemon, grated
1 bunch chives, finely chopped
150 g plain flour, sifted
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying
Cook peas in boiling salted water until they are soft. Remove from heat, drain, and place peas in a bowl of iced water. After 2 minutes, drain peas and add them to a blender. Pulse until peas are crushed.
In a bowl, add ricotta, parmesan, zest, and eggs and mix to combine. Add peas and chives and mix.
Add flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and pepper and fold into the mixture.
Heat oil in a saucepan to 160ºC.
Using two teaspoons to drop mixture into the oil, taking care not to overcrowd the pan. Cook each batch of bites for 3 to 4 minutes, turning them as they cook. Remove from heat when they are evenly coloured and drain on paper towel.
Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.