Peach Fritters with Orange Glaze

Total Time:
18 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can peach halves in syrup, drained
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
  • Orange Glaze, recipe follows
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Directions

Peanut oil, for frying

Heat deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

Remove 3 peach halves from can and cut into small cubes.

In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, butter, cubed peaches, and almond extract. Add wet mixture to dry and stir well until combined.

Using a small ice cream scoop, drop batter into the hot oil. Fry for 1 minute per side. Flip halfway through cooking before it's too heavy to turn. Remove to a paper towel lined sheet tray. Sprinkle immediately with confectioners' sugar. Place on platter and serve with Orange Glaze.

Orange Glaze:

In a large bowl add the confectioners' sugar and drizzle in the orange juice while whisking.


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