Pineapple Fritters

Ingredients

  • oil for frying
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained and juice reserved
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1egg
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar for dusting, or as needed(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Whisk pineapple, flour, milk, and egg together to form a light and fluffy batter.

  • Step 3

    Bring reserved pineapple juice to a boil in a small saucepan. Add white sugar and stir to dissolve; lower heat. Simmer until thickened glaze forms, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Drop spoonfuls of batter in the hot oil, 2 to 3 pieces at a time, and fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  • Step 5

    Drizzle glaze over fritters and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

  • Cook's Note:

    I prefer to use skim milk in this recipe.

    Editor's Note:

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

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