I made these this morning for breakfast and my kids loved them! You can drizzle with honey and powdered sugar, or our favorite way to eat them was with a side of maple syrup and dip them. Just a little advice before you start, make sure you have your oil at the recommended temperature. This is extremely important because if your oil is too hot, the fritters will cook too quickly and the inside will stay gooey :/ No bueno.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar or 1 cup powdered sugar (I liked them just a little sweeter, so I change the recipe to 1 cup powered sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
Direction
In a small bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, orange juice, butter and orange peel.

Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. It should look like this. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees F.

The recipe says to to drop batter by rounded tablespoonful, but when I tried to do it this way I could never get the batter off the spoon and they turned out really misshapen.  So I used my cookies scooper and everything went alot smoother.

Drop batter into hot oil a few at a time. Fry until golden brown and then turn, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel.

When they have cooled a little, dust with confectioners’ sugar, serve with honey, or dip into maple syrup.

See Also:  Cherry Scones

Recipe from The Taste of Home Cookbook