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    Ricotta Balls with Basil

    Appetizer – 20 portions

    Servings 20 persons, Preparation time 15 minutes, Cooking time: 16 minutes
    30-60 minutes
    Starters and snacks


    • 250 g ricotta
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 egg, separated
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • 15 g fresh basil, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
    • 3 slices of stale white bread


    • Mix the ricotta in a bowl with the flour, egg yolk, 1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir the basil, chives and orange peel through the mixture.
    • Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and shape them into balls with wet hands. Let the balls rest for a while.
    • Grind the bread slices into fine bread crumbs with the food processor and mix with the olive oil. Pour the mixture into a deep dish. Briefly beat the egg white in another deep dish.
    • Preheat the AirFryer to 200°C.
    • Carefully coat the ricotta balls in the egg white and then in the bread crumbs.
    • Put 10 balls in the basket and slide the basket into the AirFryer. Set the timer to 8 minutes. Bake the balls until golden brown. Bake the rest of the balls in the same way.
    • Serve the ricotta balls in a platter.
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