Pears are caramelized, then folded into batter and deep fried, for a simple, lightly sweet treat.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pear - peeled, cored and diced
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons milk
- oil for deep frying
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until caramelized; set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; form a well in the center. In a small, separate bowl beat the egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients; mix well.
Gently fold pears into the batter.
Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.