Crisp Fritters

Crisp Fritters

Prep. 20 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Serving 8

INGREDIENTS Measurements

  

1 teaspoon active yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/2 cups warm water
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Sugar Syrup for serving*
Pistachios, for garnish

METHOD

  

  • In a bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water and leave for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Add yeast mixture and stir until blended. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil to 160˚C (325˚F) in a deep fat fryer. Alongside the fryer, have ready the bowl of dough and a small bowl of vegetable oil.
  • Take some batter (the size of pistachio) with the tip of a small spoon. Using another oiled small spoon, carefully slip batter from spoon into hot oil. (it will puff into a larger ball).
  • Fry fritters, turning to brown evenly, for 4 minutes or until golden.
  • While still hot, dip hot fritters into sugar syrup*, letting excess drip off. Arrange on a serving plate and garnish with pistachios.

CHEF NOTES

  • Simple Syrup- boil 2 cups of suger with 1 cup water with 1/2 lemon juice.

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