In a large bowl, combine ricotta
, garlic, nutmeg
, and 1 egg yolk, (reserving white) and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Form ricotta mixture into balls about the size of small walnuts
and set on a rack to dry slightly for 15 minutes.
When ready to cook, place oil in a tall-sided pan and heat to 360 degrees F. Oil should be at least 2-inches deep.
In a shallow bowl, mix the egg white with remaining whole egg, beating with a fork. Place bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip each ricotta ball into egg to coat lightly, then roll quickly in bread crumbs
. Make sure ricotta balls are completely covered in egg wash
and bread crumbs,, and the coating is pressed on firmly. Drop balls, a few at a time, into hot oil and fry
until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain
briefly, then serve hot.