Pear Fritters

Pear Fritters

“Pears are caramelized, then folded into batter and deep fried, for a simple, lightly sweet treat.”

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pear – peeled, cored and
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
oil for deep frying

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until caramelized; set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; form a well in the center. In a small, separate bowl beat the egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients; mix well.

Gently fold pears into the batter.

Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.

Yields: 4 servings

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