Fritters and Deep-Fried Foods – Baked Goods

Fritter Batter: 1 C. all-purpose flour**

1 Tsp. baking powder

1 Tsp. salt***

2 eggs

1/2 C. milk

1 Tsp. vegetable oil

1 Thin Batter:

1 C. all-purpose flour**

1 Tsp. baking powder

1/2 Tsp. salt***

1 egg

1 C. milk

1/4 C. vegetable oil

Prepare food to be fried (see suggested foods below). Thaw frozen foods completely before frying. Dry food completely before dipping into batter. Use Fritter Batter with chopped or shredded foods; use Thin Batter when you want to retain shape of food. Heat vegetable oil (2 to 3-inches) in deep-fat fryer or kettle to 375 degrees. Beat batter ingredients in bowl with hand beater until smooth. To prepare fritters: Stir about 1 cup suggested food into Fritter Batter; drop by level tablespoonfuls into hot oil and fry until completely cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain. Suggested foods for fritters: Chopped cooked shrimp or ham, cubed luncheon meat, corn, chopped apple or banana, pineapple cubes. To deep-fry foods: Coat suggested food with flour. Dip food into Thin Batter with tongs or fork, allowing excess batter to drip into bowl; fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain. Suggested foods for deep-frying: Whole shrimp, scallops, oysters, fish fillets, chicken pieces (partially cooked ), cutlets, eggplant slices, cauliflowerets, onion rings, zucchini slices, pineapple slices, bananas (cut into fourths), apple slices and apricot halves. **If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt. ***If adding salted foods to the batter, omit salt.






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