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Blackberry Fritters

I based this recipe on my corn fritters, using berries instead of corn, and they turned out beautifully! They have the texture of a funnel cake, with the extra flavor of fresh fruit. I feel as though I’m at a carnival when I eat these little jewels. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, MO
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs and soda until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in blackberries.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The window between undercooked and done is fairly small with fritters. It might take you a couple of tries to get the timing just right. The dough should not be wet, but will be slightly moist around the berries.
  • If you're a cinnamon lover, add some to the confectioners' sugar before dusting.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3 fritters: 236 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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