Sunday, June 08, 2008

What's Cookin'? Pineapple Fritters

Do yourself a favor this weekend and get yourself some pineapples. Dress them up with lime and cilantro for a yummy salsa for chicken or, if you feel like really spoiling yourself, fry them up and serve them warm with vanilla ice cream.

Yeah-you read it right-fried pineapple with vanilla ice cream. It's easy to make and is without a doubt a fantastic treat for anyone lucky enough to be around you. Worried about the calories? Don't be! It's fruit, right?

1/2 C. Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1/4 C. Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 t. Cinnamon
8 Pineapple slices, cored
2 T. Flour
1 Egg, beaten with 1 T. water
3/4 C. Sugar
Vegetable Oil, for frying

1. Mix panko, graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Set up 2 other bowls-one with flour and one with the egg mixture.

2. In a deep pan, heat oil to 350 degrees.

3. Dip the pineapple slices into the flour (shake off excess) then into the egg and last, into the panko mixture. Carefully slide the pineapple slices into the oil and fry until golden brown.

4. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.


Kat said...

Mmmmmh Mags, that makes my mouth water.

crazy working mom said...

OMG, this sounds like heaven! *sigh*

Travis said...

That sounds refreshingly good!

Lois Grebowski said...

Oh now that sounds yum!

Clancy in Idaho said...

Sound UBER yummy! I'm going to try that sometime. YUM!

Palm Springs Savant said...


Mags said...

Oh-I love iced cold fresh pineapple, but let me tell you, crunchy, warm fresh pineapple with something creamy and cold over it-FANTASTIC!!!!

Glad you all like it-if you try it, let me know how it comes out, k?

Mo said...

Add this to the list for September!

Desert Songbird said...

I love, love, LOVE pineapples!