Warm California Fig Fritters
For Hanukkah, heat up a saucepan of oil and skip over all other fritter recipes to make Dried Fig Fritters. They are easy holiday desserts, best served warm.
- 16 Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- confectioners' sugar
- Combine figs and orange juice in small saucepan and heat to a boil. Cover and simmer until figs have softened, about 15 minutes. Remove figs from pan; drain well. Whisk milk and egg together. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until mixture is smooth. Heat oil in heavy deep skillet or saucepan over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle and brown a crust of bread. Using tongs, dip figs into batter, turning to thickly coat. Fry 1 or 2 fritters at a time in hot oil until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Drain fritters briefly on paper towels, then transfer to wire rack and sprinkle generously with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm.
Recipe source: Fig Heaven© 2011 by Marie Simmons