You can use this basic fritter batter for anything and everything you'd like to dip and fry from fish to veggies to fruit.
Author The Art of Doing Stuff


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Whisk milk and egg together.
  • Make well in bottom of flour mixture and whisk in egg and milk mixture.
  • Depending on the humidity and your location you may need to add more milk to your mixture. But the batter needs to be thick to coat whatever you're cooking. The right consistency is thicker than pancake batter.
  • Prep your ingredients (slice apple into 1/4" slices for apple rings, cut rhubarb into finger lengths for fritter fingers )
  • Dip your fruit, vegetable or fish into the batter and shake off as much excess as you can.
  • Fry in vegetable oil at 375 until golden making sure to turn so all sides are browned. (for fruits this is around 3 minutes total fry time)
  • Quickly drain fritter then drop in sugar and cinnamon, coating all sides well. Obviously omit the sugar and cinnamon step if you're doing vegetables or fish.
  • *To make the fritter monsters, dice fruit into 1/4" pieces and mix with the batter and drop by a tablespoon into the hot oil. You should have equal amounts of fruit and batter in your mixture.