Frittelle di riso di San Giuseppe [Tuscan Rice Fritters For St. Joseph] are basically sweet little puffs of deep-fried rice pudding. They are commonly prepared on March 19th which is Italian Father’s Day and the feast of Saint Joseph’s. Recipes vary from region to region in Italy.
FRITTELLE DI RISO DI SAN GIUSEPPE
1/2 Cup short grain rice
2 Cups milk
2 large eggs
Olive oil for frying
Zest of lemon or orange
1 Tablespoon sugar
11/2 Teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of pink himalayan salt
1/2 shot of rum
Cook the rice in milk until soft. Be careful it doesn’t burn in the bottom
Once cook, add the lemon zest and sugar and set it aside to cool
Once completely cool, add the rum, eggs, baking powder, flour and salt.
Combine thoroughly then cover and let the mixture rest for several hours.
Deep fry spoonfuls into hot oil until golden brown.
Transfer to paper towel so that excess oil can be absorbed before rolling in sugar.
Frittelle di rise are best enjoyed when still warm.
Adapted from Food52
BUONA FESTA DEL PAPA!
Happy Fathers Day to all Italian fathers and a special one to my dear husband. Our son is richly blessed to have you as his ”Babbo”. x