4 to 6 cups vegetable oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk ricotta
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Lemon zest, for garnish
Quick Berry Jam, for accompaniment, recipe follows
1 pound fresh strawberries, tops cut off and halved
1/2 pint blackberries
1/2 pint raspberries
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, depending on sweetness
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
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