Pineapple Fritters

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Almost any fruit or vergetable can be “frittered”, dipped in batter and deep fried. This version uses fresh or canned pineapple slices which make a great desert with a scoop of vanilla or banana ice cream.

3/4 c flour
1/4 c cornstarch
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c milk
1 T vegetable oil
1 fresh pineapple cored and sliced ½ inch thick OR 2 cans cored pineapple slices drained and patted as dry possible between paper towels
vegetable oil for shallow frying

Measure the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Stir with a whisk. Add in the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth, but do not over mix.

Heat 2 inches of oil in a frying pan till medium hot (350 degrees). Pat pineapple rounds as dry as possible with paper towels (important so the batter sticks), dip in batter and then gently lower into hot oil. Fry till golden brown. Serve immediately while hot dusted with cinnamon sugar.

    • tinky
    • November 30th, 2012

    I gave this recipe a go, you definately need much more than half a cup of milk, more like one and a half

    • The batter needs to be on the thick side if using canned pineapple or the coating slips off in the oil when frying, but this is something that can be adjusted easily to adapt to the amount of liquid your flour absorbs and the type of pineapple used. If you prefer a coating that is closer to a tempura batter (not a bad thing), then add more liquid. For extra crunch, sometimes I dip the battered rings into panko breadcrumbs right before frying.

  1. Just made apple fritters couple days ago. Fried pineapple fritters sounds delicious! How can one go wrong with fried dough, right?!

  2. Wow, those look so good!

      • lvegas
      • August 25th, 2009

      Thanks! This is actually an apple fritter batter that my grandmother always made. As she got older and and forgetful, she “accidentally” used a can of pineapple and we were amazed at how good the fritters were. Eventually we had to stop her from deep fat frying things when she tried to make beef liver fritters one day. Funny how recipes are born.

    • Terri
    • August 21st, 2009

    I don’t remember you ever making this….. Sounds good though!

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