These easy fruit fritters are made with chunks of fresh fruit or berries dipped in a simple fritter batter. Use slices of banana, peaches, or apples, or use fresh berries.
Sprinkle hot drained fritters with powdered sugar or toss in cinnamon sugar.
- 1 cup sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs (separated)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 quart vegetable oil (for deep frying)
- 4 cups banana (chunks; or peach slices, apples chunks, or fresh berries of your choice)
- 1/2 powdered sugar (or cinnamon sugar)
Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
In a bowl, combine egg yolks, milk, and 1 tablespoon corn oil; blend well
In a metal or glass bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.
Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.
Pour oil into a deep fryer or heavy deep kettle and heat to 370°.
Put some of the banana chunks or fruit chunks in the batter; gently stir to coat.
With tongs, fork, or spoon, lower the battered fruit pieces into hot deep oil and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Work in small batches.
Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle hot fritters with powdered sugar or roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.