Amy’s Strawberry Fritters

Amy’s Strawberry Fritters

I decided to name these fritters after my friend, Amy, since she is the reason I made them. Amy had been sick on and off for several weeks with an upper respiratory infection. I wanted to make her feel better- so I made her some tiramisu doughnuts, which she loves. I also made her some banana fritters.

The problem was, Amy isn’t crazy about bananas. I am really not sure how I didn’t know that before. Her family ate the banana fritters, but I still wanted to make her some fritters she would like.

Since I KNOW she likes strawberries, I made these fritters for her. I never made fritters with strawberries in them before, so I thought it would be only be right to name them after her.

We all got together once she was feeling better. I made these for dessert, along with more doughnuts. She gave them two thumbs up.

They are very good. Slightly crisp on the outside, tender in the middle with juicy bits of strawberry. They aren’t very sweet on their own, but once rolled in powdered sugar, or glazed, they are plenty sweet for dessert. I will certainly make these again. Thanks, Amy, for the inspiration.

Amy’s Strawberry Fritters

2 c. flour

2 T. sugar

2 T. baking powder

1 T. cinnamon

1/2 t. salt

1 c. milk

2 eggs, beaten

2 T. melted butter

1 c. diced strawberries

oil for frying

Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Mix together milk with the eggs and butter. Stir in dry ingredients until just moistened and add the berries. Heat oil to 375. If using gluten-free flour heat oil to 350. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Don’t do more than 4-5 at a time. It will take about  4 minutes in total but you need to turn them to brown evenly so 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. While warm roll in powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze. Makes about 32.

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