Spicy & Cheesy Ricotta Balls

Serves 4-8


1 jar Spicy Ugly Sauce
28 oz fresh ricotta, drained
2 organic eggs
2 cups grated Pecorino Romano
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1 bunch fresh basil (chopped, to yield 2 Tbsp)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
Olive oil (for frying)


In a large bowl, combine ricotta, grated cheese, garlic, eggs, basil & bread crumbs. Mix it with your hands until combined well. Form mixture into balls the size of small walnuts, set aside. 

In a tall pan, over med heat, add oil to reach at least 2" deep. Heat oil to about 360 degrees. Add a few balls at a time. Don't overcrowd the pan! Fry each ball until golden brown. Remove w slotted spoon & drain. Place on a flat dish lined w a paper towel (to soak up any xtra oil). Repeat till done. Serve ricotta balls with a dipping bowl of either Ugly Sauce or Ugly Spicy Sauce.

A bite size street food recipe for your next party that’ll have your guests feelin’ mighty-mighty festive!
Spicy & Cheesy Ricotta Balls

Spicy & Cheesy Ricotta Balls