RECIPE: Lemon Blueberry Fritters

It's been girl's weekend at our house, with hubby fishing. It's been nice to have the kitchen to myself, and I've been making fun treats for Boo and I all weekend long. Lucky for you I can now get caught up on recipe sharing on the blog for March! So these babies I made with some fresh blueberries. They are very easy to make and kids love them. You can mash up other berries to change them up, but blueberries were very nice with some lemon oil I had in the kitchen. I am bringing left overs tomorrow to work, hoping that a little time in the convection oven could soften and revive them a little!

St. Joseph's Day is for fried donuts! Hope you had a Happy St. Joseph's day, too! These certainly gave us a great start!

Lemon Blueberry Fritters

1 cup mashed blueberries
6 drops lemon oil (or 1 tsp. lemon zest)
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp. butter, melted

canola oil for frying
1 cup granulated sugar in a bowl


In a small bowl, mash the clean blueberries with the tines of a fork, and add the lemon oil or lemon zest. Let sit while you make the batter.

Meanwhile in a deep fryer or a deep pan, heat up some canola oil to about 1 1/2 " high. Heat the oil to about 175˚, and hold it at that temperature. Line a plate with a paper towel for draining the fritters and put it near where you will be frying.

In another small bowl whisk the flour with the baking powder and the salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk the melted butter with the sugar. Then whisk the eggs, one at a time. Then add the milk and whisk again. Gradually whisk the flour mixture into the egg mixture until just combined. Finally fold in the blueberry mixture until evenly distributed.

With a large tablespoon drop dollops of dough, a few at a time, into the hot oil. Fry fritters until all sides are lightly golden and cooked through, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Once cool enough to handle, roll the fritters in the bowl of sugar until coated, and serve warm.



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