Time: about 50 minutes
  Difficulty: easy
  Serves: 6


  • 400 g canned peas, drained

  • 125 g ricotta cheese

  • 60 g grated grana or Parmesan cheese

  • 150 g cheese such as caciocavallo, chopped or diced

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • breadcrumbs as needed

  • olive oil as needed for frying


Mix together the peas, ricotta, egg, grated grana, chopped caciocavallo and onion, and season with salt and pepper .

Roll into balls, and dip each first into the egg, then into the breadcrumbs, then cook in hot oil in a frying pan.

Cook until they are evenly golden brown, then remove to a plate covered with absorbant paper to drain.

Serve hot.