Using a simple beer batter, these skillet pineapple fritters topped with cinnamon sugar make a sweet dessert while camping. The pineapples are sweet and tart, balanced with the crispy coating. You can eat them as they are, or serve them with a side of vanilla ice cream.
A popular dessert found in fish and chip shops, the pineapples are cooked using the same batter as the fish. Of course, you can always eat them without fish and chips. They are an easy dessert that can be eaten alone or with ice cream but are always topped with cinnamon sugar.
The simple beer batter recipe paired up with canned pineapple means the ingredients can easily be carried camping. If you are feeling adventurous, other fruits like bananas can also be deep-fried. Always use caution when deep frying foods outdoors.
Skillet Pineapple Fritters Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 egg lightly whisked
- 1 1/2 cups beer chilled
- frying oil as needed
- 1 can pineapple rings
- 2 tablespoons dessert rub cinnamon sugar
- deep fryer or skillet
- cooling rack
- Place the flour in a bowl and add the egg; stir to combine. Gradually whisk in the beer until the batter is smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to rest.
- Remove the pineapple rings from the can and set them aside to drain.
- Preheat the oil to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). This can be a deep or shallow fry, thus can be done in a pot or skillet.
- When the oil is hot and the batter has rested for 30 minutes start making the fritters.
- Dip the pineapple in the beer batter and gently add to the preheated oil. When browned on one side turn and cook the other side until brown.
- Move the pineapple fritter to a cooling rack and immediately dust with the dessert rub. Repeat the cooking process until all the pineapple is cooked. Serve while still warm.
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