Have you guys had the lasagna fritta from olive garden?? Well this is spicy air fried version of that. I made two different sizes of the Lasagna Fritters; one is normal and I did bite size (think finger food). Lasagna fritters are going to be GUARANTEED hit at your next party or get together. Kids and adults love this one!
Let’s talk about filling: it’s filled with ricotta, TONS of herbs, garlic, and chilies. Then the fritters are dipped in cornstarch slurry or egg and then coated in breadcrumbs. I prefer to air fry these, but you can certainly deep-fry them if you wish! It’s served on top of arrabiata sauce drizzled with alfredo. You get the best of both worlds. The fritters are Crunchy on the outside and ooey- gooey on the inside!!
I don’t really like the egg-y smell so I use cornstarch slurry to get the same effect but not have to use the egg. You can totally use egg if you don’t have cornstarch at home. I dip the fritters in the cornstarch slurry then coat them in breadcrumbs. It will help the breadcrumbs stick to the fritters and also help with the crunchiness. This recipe is a labor of love but 100% worth the work.
I made them into bite size + normal size, you can choose whichever you choose to do! I hope you give this whirl, let me know how you like them @zheelicious. I love seeing your creation!
Here are some other apps to go with this: Basil Cilantro Pesto Masala Crostini, Mango Jalapeño Goat Cheese Crostini, Cheese Chutney Bombs.
Stay happy, stay hungry!
|Prep time: 20 minutes||Cook time: 15 minutes||Total time: minutes||Makes: 5-6 servings|
- 10 lasagna sheets
- 15 oz. ricotta cheese
- 5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped (1tsp if using dried)
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped (1/2 tsp if using dry)
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (1 tsp if using dry)
- 1 tsp red crushed pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 2 Thai green chilies, crushed
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Cooking oil spray ( I used coconut oil spray)
- Cornstarch slurry (2 tbsp cornstarch + 4 tbsp water) or 1 egg beaten.
- Jarred Marinara (I love Rao’s or Trader Joe’s arrabiata in this!)
- Jarred Alfredo (I used Garlic alfredo)
- Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
- Look at the lasagna sheets according to packaged directions.
- In a bowl mix the ricotta, basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, crushed red pepper, garlic, Thai chilies, black pepper, and salt. Mix everything really will set-aside until ready to use.
- In a bowl prep the cornstarch slurry or Egg (whichever one you are using).
- Form an assembly line: cooked lasagna sheet, ricotta mixture, cornstarch slurry, breadcrumbs, baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- For normal size fritters, take the lasagna sheets and cut the wriggly sides off. Spread about 1 tbsp of the ricotta mixture evenly on the lasagna sheet, and roll the lasagna sheet. Dip the rolled fritter into the cornstarch slurry and then coat it with breadcrumbs. Put them on a lined baking tray.
- For bite size: take the lasagna sheets and cut the wriggly sides off, cut 1 sheet into half then cut again length wise (you should have 4 rectangles from 1 sheet).
- Spread about 1 tsp of the ricotta mixture evenly on the lasagna sheet, and roll the lasagna sheet. Dip the rolled fritter into the cornstarch slurry and then coat it with breadcrumbs. Put them on a lined baking tray.
- Put the baking tray with the fritters into the freezer. Freeze them for 1-2 hours. (This step is very important; it will help with the crispiness and keep everything in place.)
- Spray your air fryer with cooking spray, place the fritters into the basket. Spray some more cooking spray on the fritters and air fry them at 400 degrees. Air fry the bite size for 8 minutes, flipping halfway. Air Fry the normal size for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Heat both sauces separately, spread the arrabiata sauce on the plate, and place the fritters on top. Drizzle with the alfredo, sprinkle some parm cheese on top and ENJOY!!!!
- You can store the frozen fritters in a freezer for up to a month in a freezer bag or airtight container. Defrost and air fry as you need.
- You can use any type of alfredo or marinara you have on hand. I sometimes like to mix the two together as well.
- You can also deep-fry these.
- I like trader joe’s or Rao’s Arrabbiata the best.
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4 thoughts on “Lasagna Fritters”
OMG these look so amazing!!