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Ontario Peach Fritters

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(NC) - This recipe is living proof that not much has changed in 149 years when it comes to great tasting food. Toronto's historic Montgomery's Inn shares this Ontario Peach Fritters recipe, adapted from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, published in 1859. Adding Ontario peaches ensures that these are the freshest fritters available. We dare you to eat just one!

Ingredients:

    Ontario Peach Fritters
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour 375 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1 cup milk 250 mL
  • 1 tbsp butter 15 mL
  • 2 eggs, separated 2
  • 4 large, ripe Ontario peaches, each peeled, pitted and 4
  • sliced into 6 slices and patted dry
  • vegetable oil
  • Garnish: powdered sugar

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt.

In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form.

In a small sauce pot over medium heat, warm the milk with the butter until butter is just melted, remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.

Gradually whisk the milk into the flour and stir well to remove any lumps. Mix in yolks then gently fold in whisked egg whites.

Pour oil in medium-sized sauce pan to a height of 3 to 4 inches. Heat to 350F to 365F (180C to 185C).

Dip the peaches in batter until covered and fry in heated oil. Rotate in batches (do not over crowd) and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel and dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm.

Source: Recipe courtesy of Montgomery's Inn and adapted from Marie Beeton.

Serving Size: Makes 24 Fritters

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: about 82 cal, 2 g pro, 4 g fat (.80 g sat. fat), 9 g carb, .74 g fibre, 18 mg chol, 61 mg sodium. % RDI: 2% calcium, 4% iron, 2% vit A, 3% vit C, 9% folate.


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