Lemon Ricotta Crostini with Fried Capers

Lemon Ricotta Crostini with Fried Capers

I recently had deep fried capers at a restaurant and have been dreaming of them ever since. They are so crispy, add so much flavor and are perfect on salads or crostinis like this one. This is a lemon ricotta crostini with fried capers and topped with more lemon zest. I’m telling you, fry your capers.

Here’s how to make it:

Lemon Ricotta Crostini with Fried Capers

Lemon Ricotta Crostini with Fried Capers

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  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Ricotta
  • Flour
  • Favorite bread (this is the end of a Frances pan loaf fromWhole Foods)
  • Capers
  • Oil for frying (I suggest using something lighter than olive oil as it gets very smoky)
  • Flaky sea salt/pepper


  •  Lay capers out on a paper towel and pat dry. Then add some flour to a shallow bowl and add capers. Make sure they are full coated. Remove from flour and put on a plate. This helps get some of that excess flour off of them before you fry.
  • Add oil to a pan until there is enough for the capers to be fully submerged. Once oil is hot, add capers. Cook until capers start to brown on the edges, about 2-3 min. Remove and add to a paper towel again to collect some of that excess oil.
  • Coat bread in olive oil and heat in a pan for about 2-3 min per side. Alternatively you could coat bread in olive oil and bake on 400 for about 8 min for crostinis.
  • Coat bread in ricotta and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon juice on (to your liking) and then a sprinkle of zest.Top with fried capers and thats it. Enjoy!

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.