Recipe by COOKGIRl
Compliments of Mouseplanet.com this New Orleans' specialty dessert is a much beloved recipe of mine I found online a few years ago. Preparing these fritters brings back cherished memories of trips with my family to Disneyland in Calfornia. The Disneyland Resort sells boxed fritter mixes but why buy a mix when you can make these easily and cheaply at home from scratch? Serve with coffee, hot cocoa or as they do in the South (at least by Disney's interpretation): non-alcoholic mint juleps!! See Disneyland's Mint Julep (Non-Alcoholic)
Top Review by HokiesMom
What a fun treat to make!! These came together really well. The only thing I see lacking is the amount of oil - as 3/4 cup is just not going to be enough for frying. I used about 2 1/2 cups (maybe even a bit more) so there was enough for frying. They are good rolled in sugar but they are great rolled in cinnamon/sugar! Be careful as the size really has to stay around a tablespoon as any larger they are still doughy in the center but browned on the outside. My kids scarfed them down in no time flat! Found and made during ZWT8.
- 1⁄2 cup butter (NOT margarine)
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 4 eggs (do not use egg substitute-it won't work in this recipe)
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- granulated sugar, for rolling
Directions See How It's Made
- *Melt butter in boiling water, add salt and flour and beat vigorously by hand. Remove from heat as soon as mixture leaves side of pan (this will only take a few seconds.). *For best results use a non-stick pan.
- Transfer mixture to bowl. Cool slightly.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Heat about 3/4 cup of oil in a tall, narrow pan to 375 degrees. Dip a tablespoon into the oil first to coat, then into the batter.
- Carefully drop tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry until brown on all sides and fritters are about the size of a small egg. Only cook about 3 or 4 fritters at one time making sure not to overcrowd.
- With slotted spoon, remove fritters from oil and drain on paper towel.
- Roll in granulated sugar and serve hot. Crank up the Clifton Chenier music to high volume and enjoy the fritters! Aieeee!