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Champagne Fruit Fritters


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup cold champagne
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Choice of Fruits

  • 1 or 2 bananas, peeled, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 or 2 kiwi, peeled, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Dried pineapple, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Figs

Additional Ingredients

  • Flour for coating
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Chocolate Amaretto Drizzle (see recipe below)

Preheat oil in Presto® electric deep fryer. Prepare batter just before using. Combine ingredients for batter. Beat just until moistened (a few lumps will remain). Keep batter cool by placing bowl on ice inside a larger bowl or sided baking pan.

Lightly coat piece of fruit with flour, shaking off excess. Dip in batter, then fry in hot oil. Do not crowd fryer. Cook until golden, turning frequently. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel lined tray. Repeat with remaining fruit. Serve with chilled Chocolate Amaretto Drizzle.

Chocolate Amaretto Drizzle

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto, or to taste

In heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine chocolate and butter and melt over low heat, making sure not to scorch chocolate. Stir until smooth. Gradually stir in corn syrup and milk. Cook and stir 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Stir in amaretto. Serve chilled.

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