Perfect Pear Fritters

Perfect Pear Fritters


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About this recipe: So you've heard of banana fritters and you've probably heard of pineapple fritters, but have you ever tried pear fritters? They are absolutely delicious. Pears are sauteed until soft, mixed with batter and deep-fried. Perfect when drizzled with golden syrup for a dessert or as a side dish to chicken or pork.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced
  • 85g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • oil for deep frying

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until caramelised; set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; form a well in the centre. In a small, separate bowl beat the egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients; mix well.
  3. Gently fold pears into the batter.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 180 degrees C. Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain briefly on kitchen towels. Serve hot.

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