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Fritters

A traditional southern fritters recipe.  The source of this recipe is the Kentucky Receipt Book, published in 1903.  The author is Mary Harris Frazer.  It would have been familiar to the early residents of Old Louisville

 

Banana Fritters.

One cup of flour, 2 eggs beaten separately, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 cup of milk or water, add whites last. Slice 3 bananas round and stir into the batter, a little lemon improves it.  Fry by spoonfuls in hot lard, having a slice of banana in each fritter. Sift powdered sugar over them and serve.

Banana Fritters.

The same recipe is used for pineapple fritters, omitting the bananas and lemon.

 

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