BASIC Fritters

Course : Fritters
Serves: 1
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1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
2 large egg yolks
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation / Directions:

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Beat egg yolks, milk, and the 1 tbls. vegetable oil together until blended. Add sifted dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Fold in egg whites and the desired filling for fritters. Pour oil to a depth of about 4 inches into a deep saucepan, heat over moderately high heat to a temperature of 375 F on a deep fat frying thermometer. Spoon 1/4 c. of batter into hot fat and fry 10 minutes, allowing about 5 minutes on each side. Makes about 12 fritters. Clam Fritters - Drain 2 (7 1/2 or 8 oz.) cans minced clams and reserve 1/4 c. of the liquid. Add 1/4 tsp. paprika to sifted dry ingredients. Substitute the reserved clam juice for 1/4 c. of the milk. Fold in clams and prepare following the directions above. Makes about 14 fritters. Corn Fritters - Drain 1 (12 oz.) can whole kernel corn and fold into batter, or add 1 1/4 c. fresh corn cut from the cob. Prepare following directions above. Makes about 15 or 16 fritters.

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