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Bread, Dessert, Fruit

Fruit Fritters

Fritters are an incredibly versatile food. Fried bread of one form or another exists in almost every culture in thousands of variations.
This version is more ‘desserty’ then most. A nice treat that pairs well with cream (or ice cream).

Makes 12 fritters

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups ripe fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple, plantain, guava, or just about any fruit)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (plus enough to fry the fritters)

Directions:

  1. Stir milk, flower and eggs in a large bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice, vanilla, nutmeg, salt and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  3. Mash the fruit thoroughly and mix into the batter.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy skillet until very hot. Drop heaping tablespoons of the batter and fry until crisp.
  5. Serve while hot, sprinkled with sugar or jam.

Variations:

  • Some people might be tempted to add a bit of sugar to the mix. I feel the fruit sweetens it enough.
  • Replacing the milk with coconut milk gives a more tropical flavor, and sweetens the recipe.
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