Mr. Food: Perfect Pineapple Fritters

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What You’ll Need

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick round slices, then patted dry
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and egg; mix well.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Dip pineapple slices into batter, one at a time. Shake off excess batter, then carefully place in oil in batches, if necessary.
  3. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until golden on both sides. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter.
  4. Sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar. (If you like them really coated, place powdered sugar in a shallow dish then carefully dip hot fritters in the sugar, coating completely.) Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen Tip

  • If batter becomes a bit too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to it until it’s the perfect consistency to coat the slices.