Peach fritters are soft and tender and fried until golden. Each little nugget has fresh peaches hidden inside.
These peach fritters are coated in a luscious glaze to give you the best fritter experience!
I have been on a fritter kick lately. A few months ago I made these conch fritters and they were amazing so I followed those up with corn fritters and was equally impressed. I decided to take a sweet turn and use the season’s best fruit to make peach fritters.
Something magical happens when you take sweet dough and fry it up until it is golden brown. These fritters are like donuts but better. They are airy and tender and coated in a luscious glaze.
What does fritter mean
Fritter means to waste time and it means to break into small fragments. Both definitions apply to this recipe you can certainly waste a lot of time eating all these fritters but more accurately, this recipe involves small bits of dough being dropped into hot oil for frying.
How to make fritters
To make the batter, in a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients followed by peeled and chopped fresh peaches.
Place vegetable oil in a deep skillet or stockpot over medium heat. You want the oil to be about 3 inches deep. Heat the oil to 360 degrees.
When the oil comes to temperature, drop small spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Bubbles should form around the fritters right away. I like to use a small cookie scoop to spoon out my batter.
Allow each fritter to cook until golden brown and deep-fried turning after a few minutes. Remove fritters and place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
Repeat this process until all the batter has been used up.
Can peach fritters be baked?
This particular recipe does not lend itself for baking. The batter is too thin and does better when it is fried.
What do fritters go with?
Fritters work nicely coated in cinnamon sugar. You can also dust them or coat them in powdered sugar. I chose to dip these peach fritters into a simple glaze.
Before the fritters had completely cooled, I dunked them into my homemade glaze to coat them completely. Then I set them on wax paper to set.
How to reheat fritters
Arrange leftover fritters on a baking sheet and heat under the broiler on low for just a few minutes. If you have a toaster oven, fritters can be heated in the toaster oven.
Fritters are best served warm and on the same day. If you do not finish your fritters right away place them in an airtight container. Fritters can be stored on the counter for up to one week.
To freeze your fritters, arrange cooled and uncoated on a baking sheet in a single layer. freeze the fritters for about 20 minutes then remove them to a large zip-top bag or an airtight container.
When ready, reheat your fritters as directed above and then cover with your desired coating.
Why are my fritters soggy or greasy?
If you dropped your batter into the oil before it has come to temperature your fritter will take a long time to turn golden brown. In that time it will have absorbed too much oil. this will cause your fritter to be greasy and a bit soggy.
This recipe will work with almost any fruit! While it may seem labor-intensive, this recipe is simple, it just requires time. But like many things that take time, these fritters are worth it!
- 2 cup flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups peeled, diced fresh peaches
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- vegetable oil
- Place oil in a deep skillet or a stockpot over medium heat (fill the pot with about 3 inches of oil). Heat the oil to about 360 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla
- Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until combined; fold in peaches.
- Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil, taking care to avoid overcrowding the pot.
- Fry the fritter for 1-2 minutes or until golden, flip and fry the second side.
- when fritters are golden brown, remove them to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
- Repeat until all the batter has been used.
- For the glaze, whisk together the sugar, milk, and vanilla.
- Dip each fritter into the glaze, coating completely. Allow the glaze to set
- Store fritters in an airtight container
Amount Per Serving Calories 149Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 20mgSodium 164mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 0gSugar 21gProtein 2g