Fried Dough Puffs With Lime Syrup

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 25 fritters
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Ingredients

For the Syrup:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup honey

Grated zest and juice of 2 limes

For the Fritters:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3 large egg yolks

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Pinch of salt

Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

  1. Make the syrup: Combine the sugar, honey, lime zest, lime juice and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside. (You can refrigerate the syrup, covered, up to 3 days; reheat before serving.)
  2. Make the fritters: Whisk the flour, 3/4 cup water, the egg yolks, butter and salt in a large bowl to make a loose batter.
  3. Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a large deep skillet until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Working in batches, pour scant tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per batch. (Return the oil to 350 degrees F between batches.) Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Drizzle with the lime syrup.
  4. You can fry these treats up to 4 hours ahead. Serve at room temperature or reheat in a 375 degrees F oven.
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