Deep Fried Peaches and Nectarines

By • August 5, 2011 • 41 Comments



Author Notes: I have never been to a County or State fair, after doing some research I surmised that much of what you are offered is fried, deep fried. There is also pie, especially at County fairs. I took ripe peaches and nectarines, battered and deep fried them. Its easier to manage than a piece of pie and it fits into the deep fry theme that seems to be prevalent at fairs. These are light and its best to eat right away while they are warm and crunchy. When you bite into that wonderful fried dough you get the added flavor of fresh fruit. I finished them off with a dusting of confectioners sugar. You can use any kind of fruit you like, you can even bake the fruit first. I chose to use the fruit raw but it would work either way.
sdebrango

Food52 Review: Quite lovely! The fruit heats just a bit but provides a wonderful, melting contrast to the crisp exterior. Next time, I might add a nip of brandy or similar to the batter to enhance the flavor, but overall more than satisfying. Bravo! - KukharkaKukharka

Serves 4-6 (depends on serving size)

The batter and fruit

  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 2 ripe nectarines peeled and sliced into 12 slices
  • 2 ripe peaches peeled and sliced into 12 slices
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  1. Lightly beat your egg in mixing bowl, add milk and melted butter stir to combine. Add dry ingredients stir to combine. It's ok if there are a few lumps. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Put the sliced nectarines and peaches in bowl, add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine and set aside until batter is ready.

Deep Frying

  • Vegetable oil (I used canola) enough to fill a medium saucepan half full
  • confectioners sugar to dust after fried
  1. If you have a deep fryer use it according to directions if not use a medium saucepan or deep skillet add enough oil so that its half full. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
  2. Take your batter out of the refrigerator, using a skewer or fork dip your fruit into the batter and gently put in the hot oil.You should only fry 3 or 4 slices at a time. Fry until golden brown turning to make sure all sides are nicely browned. With slotted spoon remove from oil and place on brown paper bag or paper towel on cooling rack. After the fruit is all fried dust with confectioners sugar.

Tags: deep fried, nectarines, peaches

Comments (41) Questions (0)

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Me

almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Congrats on your EP!!!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much, and to you too!

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almost 3 years ago arielleclementine

So amazing! Will have to try this with the last of the summer peaches available at our farmers market! Thanks for the recipe :)

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you, so simple and it does taste great. I hate that the season is almost over. But apple season is coming soon!!

Me

almost 3 years ago wssmom

Clever, and delicious. You rock!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Oh thank you so much. You are too sweet.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

OOOOOOOOOOHH!! Sounds Heavenly divine!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you, they taste great. Children would really get into these I'm sure.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

My son would LOVE these!

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almost 3 years ago creamtea

Fessing up: I've never been to a county or state fair either. Does that disqualify me ;) ?

Love this recipe. It would work for our big Sunday breakfasts.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks creamtea, I'm glad I'm not alone on this one. They sound like fun. Been to NYC street fairs but doubt that counts. Thank you and if you make this I hope you enjoy!

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Me neither!

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almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

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I can't believe you've never been to a state fair sdebrango! You must make your way to one sometime - it's a cultural experience, you could say. These look like they would fit in perfectly though. They sound scrumptious!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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I know, I need to find one, they must have them upstate NY, I feel like I have missed a huge part of the American experience, Thanks so much.

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

Love the fruit in this batter!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

A big YUM here! Love this idea!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much.

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almost 3 years ago nannydeb

This sounds wonderful! Saved!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much nannydeb!

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almost 3 years ago CeaCeaGolem

what is ap flour?
thanks

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Sorry I should have written it out, all purpose flour, just good old regular flour.

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almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Fabulous idea! And the fruit makes them healthy! And I confess - I've never been to a County or State Fair either. An obvious oversight I need to correct.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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LOL! yes at least you are getting part of your daily serving of fruit. Thanks so much.

Me

almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Exactly!!!

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almost 3 years ago SKK

This is so inventive! Can't wait to try it. This would be great to serve with fried ice cream.
Fabulous!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Oh yes with fried ice cream. Yum! I have to say they are so good when they are warm and I can just taste it with ice cream, Thank you so much SKK.

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almost 3 years ago Marrie

what is this recipe u talk about?...fried ice cream?
thanks for ur reply
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almost 3 years ago SKK

Marrie, this is the recipe and an explanation http://www.flagrantedelicia...

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Marrie, we were referring to fried ice cream going nicely with the fried peaches and nectarines.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks SKK, I am interested in that recipe also!

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almost 3 years ago gingerroot

What a brilliant idea, sdebrango! Your twist on fried dough is one I would definitely love to try.

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you gingerroot, it's basically a pancake batter that I dipped the fruit in. Super easy.

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almost 3 years ago lakelurelady

This is such a fabulous idea. So creative!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much!

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almost 3 years ago susan g

Thanks for adding the photo. They look, uh, good enough to eat!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much susan g!

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

What a delicious idea, sdebrango!!!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much lapadia!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks Pat, I have an inability to make a biscuit that as my daughter puts it would double as a paper weight.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

This sounds so good...and solves my inability to make decent pie crust...Thanks!