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A sweet treat just lovely with your coffee or tea. Also good with peach halves. From the Creole chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.
- For the batter: beat egg whites to stiff peaks.
- Beat egg yolks until light; add sugar and salt, beat well and add flour, beating again.
- Add fruit juice and butter and enough water to make about the consistency of pancake batter.
- Fold in egg whites.
- Peel apricots if using fresh, stone and cut in half.
- Sprinkle with lemon peel and sugar; marinate in Madeira for two hours.
- Drain well, dip into batter and drop from spoon into hot oil (365F) and fry until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.