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Fresh Strawberry Fritters

Strawberry Fritters recipe made with fresh strawberries are the perfect treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry fritter
Servings: 10
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries hulled and coarsely chopped {drain on paper towels to elminate excess moisture}
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves - seedless
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar optional

Instructions

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the milk, egg yolks, oil, lemon juice and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and beat until nice and smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. The batter will gain quite a bit of volume at this point.
  • Coarsely chop the strawberries. You want nice big chunks in the fritters. Fold the strawberries gently into the batter.
  • Stir up the strawberry preserves so they are nice and loose. Swirl the preserves in the batter.
  • Heat oil to 375 degrees in a deep, heavy saucepan. Drop a couple tablespoons of batter into the hot oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. I used an ice cream scoop for mine. You want the fritters to have enough time to cook all the way through without burning the outside
  • Fry up a test fritter and make adjustments to size and temp as needed.
  • Remove the fritters from the hot oil and drain on paper towels. You can keep the fritters warm in the oven – just set on a low temperature. Serve hot!
  • Top with powdered sugar or a light glaze for yummy perfection!

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 22.5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1.6mg